Essays and Dialogues
Music Grooves ranges from jazz, blues, polka, soul, rock, world beat, rap, karaoke, and other familiar genres to major scholarly debates in music theory, ethnomusicology, and popular culture studies. The authors develop and create links between the fields of ethnomusicology and popular culture studies and relate the contents of musics from America, Greece, Cuba, Africa, and Papua New Guinea to artists as diverse as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, L'il Wally Jagiello, Bo Diddley, Walt Solek, Madonna, Paul Simon, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Billie Holiday.
Keil and Feld offer a fascinating view of the shaping of central ideas and terms in ethnomusicology such as "engendered feeling," "interpretive moves," "participatory discrepancies," "iconicity of style," "people's music," "schizophonia," and "lift-up-over sounding." From Keil's critique of Leonard Meyer's musicological approach to Feld's recent work on world beat, this volume covers an array of vital issues in media studies, musicology and ethnomusicology, popular culture, anthropology, and sociology. It will interest anyone concerned with the nature and meaning of music in the modern world.
1: Motion and Feeling through Music
2: Communication, Music, and Speech about Music
3: Participatory Discrepancies and the Power of Music
4: Aesthetics as Iconicity of Style (uptown title); or, (downtown title) "Lift-up-over Sounding": Getting into the Kaluli Groove
5: People's Music Comparatively: Style and Stereotype, Class and Hegemony
6: Respecting Aretha: A Letter Exchange
Steven Feld, Charles Keil.
7: On Civilization, Cultural Studies, and Copyright
8: Notes on "World Beat"
9: Music Mediated and Live in Japan
10: From Schizophonia to Schismogenesis: On the Discourses and Commodification Practices of "World Music" and "World Beat"
Sources and Acknowledgments