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Features: Provides a comprehensive resource on Native Americans' musical expressions in North America. Emphasizes information provided or researched by members of the culture concerned. The entries address how ethnomusicologists with Native American heritage are revolutionizing approaches to the discipline and showcases the innovative ways the musicians are drawing on their traditional musical practices to create their own expressions in hip hop, jazz, blues, symphonic compositions, and many other genres. Includes a timeline and index.
The 20th century heard a rich sound coming from America: women making music. Other works may be strictly biographical or cover only one type of musician. This two volume, A-to-Z encyclopedia represents the first major effort to describe the role of women in all forms of music in the U.S. since 1900. Entries cover such material as, important individuals, biographical overviews, gender issues, education, music genres, honors and awards, organizations, and professions. The significance of an individual's contribution, rather than their popularity, determined who was featured in this collection. Included individuals must also have been born in, been a resident of, or made most of her contributions in the U.S. Each entry concludes with a short list of further readings. Photos accompany nearly 100 entries. A preface, an introductory historical overview, a chronology, a guide to related topics, a list of contributors, a general bibliography, and an index help to present the full spectrum of American women who changed the face of music in the 1900s. Also online via the Internet Archive.