Ethnomusicology is the study of music as culture. As an academic discipline, it is an outgrowth of systematic musicology, which combined methods of Cultural Anthropology with those of Western Musicology. What denotes Ethnomusicology is less the type of music studied, but the focus on the relation of music to its cultural and social aspects. Ethnomusicologists study concepts including: - Musical instruments of the world - History and development of specific music traditions - Demographic analysis of people who belong to a musical tradition - Archiving and recording of traditional musics - Cross-cultural musical developments, and changes in performance practice, musical venues, and cultural context. Though ethnomusicology began as a splinter group from the American Musicological Society in the early 1950s, it currently is practiced in many forms worldwide.
The portal for several electronic journals and regional virtual libraries about Indonesia, New Guinea, Vietnam, and other South East Asian countries. The virtual libraries include photos, sound, videos, articles, and bibliographies.
Contains links to ethnomusicology articles about Asian, African, American, and European music traditions. Also contains general academic research links.
An introduction to this music, as well as a detailed modern history of Pontic peoples. Includes information on the Karadeniz Kemence, a fiddle played by Pontic, Laz, and Hemsin people.
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