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Reggae & World Music


  
The Soul of Mbira
Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe
by Paul F. Berliner
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
This sensitive, scholarly portrayal of Shona musicians and the African Musical tradition is highly engaging and comprehensive in its range of data. Paul Berliner provides the complete cultural context for the music and an intimate, precise account of the meaning  [ more ]

  
Noise of the World
Non-Western Artists in Their Own Words
by Hank Bordowitz
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
One of the most comprehensive accounts to date, Noise of the World is the authentic story of a burgeoning world music scene, as told by its most seminal artists. Drawing on 20 years of original interviews, music journalist Hank Bordowitz  [ more ]

  
Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright
The Bob Marley Reader
by Hank Bordowitz, Editor
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Throughout Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and America, Bob Marley represents far more than just the musician who translated spiritual and political beliefs into hypnotic, hard-hitting songs such as "Get Up, Stand Up," "No Woman, No Cry," and "Jammin'." Marley was  [ more ]

  
This is Reggae Music
The Story of Jamaica's Music
by Lloyd Bradley
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Jamaica is a small country in the Caribbean, 146 miles wide and populated by fewer than three million people. Nevertheless, it has exerted a more powerful hold on international popular music than any nation besides England and America. From Prince  [ more ]

  
Bossa Nova
The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World
by Ruy Castro
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Retail Price: $9.99 
Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world. Songs such as "The Girl from Ipanema" (the fifth-most-played song in the world), "The Waters of March", and "Desafinado" are known from one end of the earth  [ more ]

  
Reggae Routes - The Story of Jamaican Music
by Kevin O'Brien Chang
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Bob Marley's recordings, some twenty years after his death, still enjoy enormous international popularity. For popular music fans in most of the world, reggae looms so large as to be Jamaica's only music and Marley its consummate musician. In this  [ more ]

  
Tighten Up! - The History of British Reggae
by Michael de Koningh
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Tighten Up!, the sequel to Young, Gifted, and Black: The History of Trojan Records, takes a comprehensive look at Britain's reggae scene during the late '60s and '70s, encompassing the whole genre and its evolution in the U.K. Highlighting major  [ more ]

  
Young, Gifted, and Black
The Story of Trojan Records
by Michael de Koningh
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Trojan Records started life in 1967 as an offshoot of Chris Blackwell's Island Records. By 1969 it had hit its stride, and for the next six years Trojan ruled the reggae roost, with over 30 charted hits. Luminaries like Gregory  [ more ]

  
In Griot Time - An American Guitarist in Mali
by Banning Eyre
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Djelimady Tounkara is only one of the memorable people you will meet in this dramatic narrative of life among the griot musicians of Mali. Born into families where music and the tradition of griot stroy-telling is a heritage and a  [ more ]

  
Before the Legend - The Rise of Bob Marley
by Christopher John Farley
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
Bob Marley was a reggae superstar, a musical prophet who brought the sound of the Third World to the entire globe. Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley goes beyond the myth of Marley to bring you the private  [ more ]


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