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Ethnic music collections provide vantage points into the culture of different communities. However, tools that allow the exploration of those music libraries by the general public are lacking. We present and evaluate an ethnic music collection exploration system that comprises a recommendation algorithm and a web-radio interface. The proposed syste...
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Among the studies of musical instruments, one important, sometime underestimated discipline, is represented by ethnomusicology. The acoustic analyses on ethnic musical instruments (M.I.) are much more infrequent if compared to those on classical M.I. This article deals with the vibro-acoustic analysis on one of the most unknown ethnic, Italian M.I....
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Minority groups have increasingly begun to promote and use their traditional ethnic cultures for economic benefit by attracting more tourists. Indeed, the notion of tourism commodification has raised concerns over the impact on aspects of local culture, such as ethnic music. Existing studies, however, neglect changes in music and the social role of...
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The ethnic group ‘Hmong’, the descendants of Chinese ‘Miao’ group who migrated south to reside in Northern Thailand, is known to possess their own unique arts, culture, tradition, and music. However, the influence of social change seemed to largely affect the musical culture of Hmong ethnic, Khao Kho District, Phetchabun Province, in a multifactori...
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Sound is a natural and efficient communication media to get an information. In everyday discoveries, someone is always looking for information with other people. Voice with information and data that someone wants to get through various media. Not only by talking we can get information, one of them is through by music. Not only as entertainment, mus...
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Background. The article is devoted to the creative activity of the outstanding Chinese composer, pianist, teacher and public figure Zhang Zhao (born in 1964). The musical heritage of Zhang Zhao covers a wide range of genres and includes symphonic, piano music, instrumental compositions, works for Chinese traditional instruments, vocal, chamber musi...
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Regional style in Chinese folk songs is a rich treasure that can be used for ethnic music creation and folk culture research. In this paper, we propose MG-VAE, a music generative model based on VAE (Variational Auto-Encoder) that is capable of capturing specific music style and generating novel tunes for Chinese folk songs (Min Ge) in a manipulatab...
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Two major concerns in educational settings around the world are the growing student populations from culturally diverse backgrounds and the academic competencies students must achieve to progress through the system and to become productive citizens upon graduation. In many countries, diversity in the classroom is viewed positively because it will p...
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In extended regions, where several "ethnic" groups have been living together for many centuries, apart from systematic instruction, given at schools or universities, not always fixed boundaries develop for ideas, customs and social behavior. This is also true for music, and generally speaking for arts, whose intellectual achievements transcend huma...
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In Russia the teaching of traditional music of peoples of the world is realized in higher education institutions with specialization in musicology, performing art and in solitary cases in music pedagogics. The actual dialogue between sound and musical traditions and acquisition of musical polylingualism of the world by nonprofessional musicians sho...
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Review of: Tiron, E. L. Pesni tuvintsev-todzhintsev: zhanry yr i kozhamyk v kontse XX stoletiia [Songs of the Todzhi Tuvans: the genres of yr and kozhamyk at the end of the 20th century] / ed. by G. B. Sychenko. Novosibirsk, Nauka. 248 p. ISBN 978-5-02-038791-1 The monograph is an ethnomusical study on the two main genres of Todzhi Tuvans’ folk so...
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The article is devoted to the analysis of Led Zeppelin’s composition Black Dog and its compositional and performing versions. This musical material is a good example of the interaction of music in fundamentally different areas – rock music and ethnic music of Africa. Initially having related directly to rock music, the Black Dog composition in the...
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This article analyzes the relationship between musical preference and type of personality in a large group of Brazilian young and adult participants (N = 1050). The study included 25 of 27 states of Brazil and individuals aged between 16 and 71 years (M=30.87; SD=10.50). Of these, 500 were male (47.6%) and 550 were female (52.4%). A correlational s...
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Davedan Show adalah sebuah seni pertunjukan pariwisata baru yang dibangun dari berbagai unsur seni budaya Nusantara, disajikan dengan teknik modern dalam bentuk oratorium dengan menggunakan dialog bahasa Inggis. Artikel ini disusun dari hasil penelitian yang bertujuan untuk dapat memahami pertunjukan Davedan Show di Amphi Theatre Nusa Dua, Bali. Pe...
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Interculturality and multiculturalism in the Philippine musical classroom Prof. Jocelyn T. Guadalupe In this short presentation, I would like to share the trajectories between ethnomusicology and music education with the Philippine classroom as the point of juncture. The first part of the presentation focuses on Maceda's contribution in ethnomusico...
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The essay sums up the author’s reflections in the field of musical anthropology, with the focus on how ethnic music is understood by listeners with a different cultural background. The author was born and grew up in the USA. He graduated from Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN with a bachelor’s degree in music and classical languages. On a Fulbr...
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This paper discusses the relationship of northernness and performances of contemporary ethnic popular music, within the context of critical geography and postcolonial theory. The focus is on the Sámi ethnic minorities of northern Finland. The North of Finland, ‘nature-Finland’, is understood here as an imaginative region which over the course of se...
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Each nation, due to its social pattern, created its peculiar traditions, acting as specific memory, fulfilling the functions of preservation, development and translation of cultural and spiritual values, moral and aesthetic consciousness, playing an important role in the formation process of polymathic and spiritually developed personality. Being a...
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The article deals with the current trends of the language situation and problems of preservation of minor languages in Yakutia—the largest region of the Russian Federation. The peoples living in the region (the Yakuts, Russians, Yukagirs, Evens, and Evenkis) have 400 years of the interethnic and intercultural cooperation experience. The interferenc...
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Ethnomusicologists often face the problem of precisely and objectively describing the characteristics of a sound recorded in the fieldwork. In the absence of any other means, written explanations normally use metaphoric words to represent the timbral characteristics of a sound produced by ethnic musical instruments. But to what extent will the read...
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Ethnomusicologists often face problem in precisely de-scribing characteristic of a sound recorded in the field-work. Written explanation normally use metaphoric words to represent the timbral characteristics of a sound produced by ethnic musical instruments. But to what extent will the reader understand and perceive the sound based on the writer’s...
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One of the basic objectives of contemporary pedagogy is developing youth’s national musical culture. In the course of history, when the idea of Lithuanian independence used to become realistic and tangible, special attention was paid to identity issues. The efforts to sustain and to thoroughly foster our traditions, customs, language and ethnical m...
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Background: Dementia is already critical issues in the world. This situation requires establishment of rehabilitation for relieving symptoms of patients. We have done research based on our assumption that most effective music therapy differs from culture, because music is dependent on cultural context. In this paper, we focus on active behavior (si...
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Mathematical modelling of Chromaticism in music can be used for analysis of sound, resulting in representations that can be used for many tasks: indexing, classification and retrieval. The Chromatic index is a chroma measure especially designed for calculating chromatic elements within a piece of music with useful diagnostic value. The suggested co...
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The article presents the greatest Polish ethnographer, who was also a professionally educated musician. He concentrated his activities on the oral musical culture, still vital in the 19th century but liable to changes. Culture studies by Kolberg concerned mainly rural communities, statistically dominating in those times. He planned to edit 60 volum...
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The purpose of this paper is to present the public perceptions towards Music preferences in Pakistan. For this survey research 125 Men and 115 Women, aged between 18 and 34 from different universities were interviewed. The data was Factor Analyzed and six factors were extracted (1) Moody; (2) Modern; (3) Manifest; (4) Mild; (5) Milieu; (6) Mingy. M...
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The Hong Kong Government has advocated teaching Cantonese opera in the school music curriculum to promote Chinese culture education. This longitudinal study aims to examine how and why teachers transform within 3 years in learning and teaching Cantonese opera with a teacher artist partnership approach in schools. Five primary and two secondary teac...
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The relationship between creativity and research methods will be approached from two fundamental stances: 1. A simple interpretation of the definition of creativity: the use of imagination and original ideas that brings a theory, a concept, or an artifact into existence; in here, a research methodology is undoubtedly considered as a product of crea...
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By operating on the voice with musical electroacoustic techniques, the American composer Steve Reich (born in 1936), in his “documentary video operas” The Cave (1993) and Three Tales (1998-2002), reproblematizes the “form-opera”, by relating it to its cultural conditions, that is its material and, before any, technic conditions of elaboration – wha...
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Dementia is already critical issues in the world when the society experiences super-aging. This situation requires establishment of rehabilitation methods for relieving symptoms of the patients. We have done research based on our assumption that most effective music therapy differs from culture, because music is dependent on cultural context. Here,...
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Based on the results of the surveys in Cat Tien Biosphere Reserve (CTBR) in the southern part of Vietnam; this research seeks to document the traditional ecological knowledge on bamboo uses among indigenous ethnic minorities and to find out main constraints to promote their domestication and planting so as to be intended to enhance their sustainabl...
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Béla Bartók birthed the field of ethnomusicology as an academic discipline through his tireless pursuits of folk music, his exposition of the sound of the rural people, and his incorporation of folk-style into his own personal compositions. His work revealed to the world that folk music exists, is important, and stands as an independent academic di...
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In this paper, we focus on the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) improvement in single channel audio recordings. Many approaches have been reported in the literature. The most popular method, with many variants, is Short Time Spectral Attenuation (STSA). Although this method reduces the noise and improves the SNR, it mostly tends to introduce signal dist...
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In this paper, we focus on the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) improvement in single channel audio recordings. Many approaches have been reported in the literature. The most popular method, with many variants, is Short Time Spectral Attenuation (STSA). Although this method reduces the noise and improves the SNR, it mostly tends to introduce signal dist...
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In the field of audio restoration, the most popular method is the Short Time Spectral Attenuation (STSA). Although this method reduces the noise and improves the SNR, it mostly tends to introduce signal distortion and a residual noise called musical noise (a tonal, random, isolated, time-varying noise). This work presents a new audio restoration al...
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Questing one's personal identity and developing a coherent representation of oneself, the other and the world are major tasks in adolescence. Research showed that a satisfactory resolution of the crisis of adolescence can be favoured by psychological counselling based on artistic mediations. The objective of this study consisted in exploring the ef...
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The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center provides an approach to formulating a faculty health program that may guide others in organizational structure, in relation to executive management, and in programming. In 2000, following the suicide of a faculty member, concerned faculty formed a Faculty Health Committee (FHC). The Committee sec...
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Partiendo de datos empíricos recientes de España y los resultados de una serie de investigaciones propias sobre la música como fenómeno sociocultural, se analizan algunas tendencias del cambio actual en el consumo musical en el marco de la dinámica cultural de las sociedades avanzadas bajo la influencia de la globalización. Especial interés se pres...
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La autora presenta una iniciativa de valorización de la identidad cultural en la Calabria Grieca, en el sur de Italia, que lleva a definir un nuevo modelo de valorización de los recursos locales y un nuevo modelo de desarrollo rural. El redescubrimiento de la identidad griega de Calabria, iniciado en los años 60 por un grupo de intelectuales locale...
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Ethnic music is a strong indicator of cultural identity. Central and Eastern European ethnic groups have historically been associated with folk music traditions, such as polka, and radio broadcasting patterns in the United States reflect continued demand for and support of this music. Data from the 2000 Census was used to generate maps of the count...
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The article deals with melody studies of folk songs sung in Lithuania Minor, Sudovia and Veliuona region. Similarities and differences in the melody of folk songs sung by ethnical groups who live next to each other are revealed by means of comparative analysis in the article. Similarity of musical folklore is related to the ethnical genesis of regi...
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The subject of this empirical study is the development of musical preferences during the elementary school years. A total of 591 children (300 m, 291 f) between the ages of 5 and 13 evaluated their likes or dislikes of eight short excerpts of music (approx. 80 sec.) of different styles (classical music, pop music, 20th century art music and ethnic...
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The analysis of historical or ethnical musical instruments can provide means to verify and broaden our knowledge on musical acoustics. The Turkish tanbur, a member of evidently the oldest group of lute instruments, is a good example. Some important features of the instrument include its body resonator (a wooden hemispherical shell covered with a sh...
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The article deals with the problem of maintaining and preserving the ethnic musical culture of the Mari people in the conditions of the diaspora. The purpose of the article is to determine the prospects for preserving the ethnic musical culture of members of the Mari diaspora in the framework of integration processes in the multicultural Moscow reg...
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The article deals with the problem of maintaining and preserving the ethnic musical culture of the Mari people in the conditions of the diaspora. The purpose of the article is to determine the prospects for preserving the ethnic musical culture of members of the Mari diaspora in the framework of integration processes in the multicultural Moscow reg...
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Given the growing interest among restaurateurs in using atmospherics to enhance customers' dining experiences, this study sought to examine the impact of background music on customers’ perceptions of ethnic restaurants by applying the cue utilization and consumer socialization theories. A total of 346 valid responses were collected through an onlin...
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The classification of music is a relatively research area and there are interesting areas for future explorations, including; in the feature extraction stage, and the use of classifiers that is a main idea of the active research. Although Myanmar's music has many similarities with other music styles in the district but the ethnic music styles diffe...
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Review: Cultural Nationalism and Ethnic Music in Latin America Edited by William H. Beezley. 2018. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 261 pages. ISBN: 978-0-8263-5975-9 (soft cover).
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Music and Nationalism - Cultural Nationalism and Ethnic Music in Latin America. Edited by William H. Beezley. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2018. Pp. 272. $29.95 paper. - Volume 77 Issue 1 - Eric A. Galm
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This paper presents the first attempt to classify for Myanmar ethnic music by using sparse representation classification method to define the class label according to their ethnic traditional style. In this system, the only five myanmar ethnic groups are considered such as Kachin, Kayin, Mon, Shan, Rakhine. The classification system describe the be...
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The purpose of this scientific article is to determine the location of the bandura for a bandura with a piano by celebrated Ukrainian composer Valentina Martyniuk „Bandura foreverˮ in professional Ukrainian music. The target of this investigative work is determined by the corresponding tasks that are to identify the genre-style features of the musi...
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Georgian ethnic music, as a multi-level notion in the forms of music, that in- cludes folk components has never been in the focus of Georgian musicology. Geor- gian musicians who are charmed with ethnic intonations have to adapt to the strict paradigm of traditional stylistic regulation. The cult of polyphonic folk tradition sets some filters which...
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Kanayatn Dayak music in the anthro-social aspect experienced a multiplication of functions caused by sublimation of local musical genius intra-extras and the human needs of the community, where until now the description of ethnic music, especially Dayak Kanayatn is still not widely explained in the cultural context, so this research focuses on desc...
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Pajidor is a musical art performance that uses flutes, jidor, and ropolo (drums or tambourines). As one of the traditional types of Makassar ethnic music, pajidor has quite an important function in community activities as evidenced by its frequent use in pa’buntingang. Based on this phenomenon, the focus of the research is to describe the function...
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Mantra is the title of a musical work with spells of West Kalimantan ethnic Malays as the main material for its work. The purpose of this composition is to express spell duality. The concept of duality here is a mantra that is useful as a medium of goodness and a second mantra as a medium for danger. The word mantra itself can be interpreted as wor...
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Loneliness in the elderly is a common thing where they feel feelings of isolation, exclusion, lack of attention from those around them, isolated from others. Traditional music is ethnic music originating from each region and even tribe, this music has a regular rhythm so that it can create relaxation and optimal resting conditions. This study used...
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Church, as a religious institution, and ethnic music, as a communality creation, are different thing. They have different philosophy, meaning, existence, entity, form, and also sosial and historical context. Sometimes even as, ideologically, they display even negation. However inspite of the contradiction, they have some interest and orientation i....
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Within a multicultural society like Britain, cultural identity has become a pivotal concern for the nation’s various ethnic minorities. South Asian minorities, notably, the third generation, have adopted different strategies of integration within the mainstream British society while attempting to preserve their cultural idiosyncrasies. South Asian...
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Members of the diaspora brought with them to America a taste for all the extrapolations of music in Greece. During the early twentieth century, a flood of immigration combined with commercial record production generated unparalleled documentation of ethnic music. Ethnic recordings are invaluable documents of community musical practices and preferen...
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Theodotos “Tetos” Demetriades, a Greek immigrant from Constantinople (Istanbul), was a musician, vocalist, composer, and record producer of great importance to the history of modern Greek music and to the production of ethnic music in the United States. He worked for Columbia Records, RCA Victor and Orthophonic, and his own labels, Colonial and Sta...
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Richard K. Spottswood, who is respected by scholars, record collectors and music enthusiasts for his ground-breaking work documenting sound recordings of ethnic music, focuses on “Greek Record Making in the Early Days, 1896-1937. ”Early recording companies not only documented musical expression, but distributed music and were were an enormous influ...
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El mundo que ha elevado los lemas publicitarios a la categoría de mantras y axiomas ha terminado por convertir la diversión y el entretenimiento en expresión litúrgica del culto al Supremo Bienestar, y la vida es un acto impulsivo de afirmación en lo lúdico por mucho y por muy amenazadoramente que arrecie el temporal fuera de los límites de los alt...
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The film Fellini-Satyricon (1969), as Peter Bondanella pointed out, is an attempt “to create an ‘objective’ oneiric narrative that had no direct connection with Fellini's private life.”1 To this paradox of the objective dream, we should also add the famous question of “science fiction in reverse, which explores the past rather than the future.”2 Th...
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The place of traditional music in the field of music education has been a topic of discussion for some decades. Recently the discussion has been revived due to the dominance of popular contemporary music in the lives of students. However, most students have little knowledge about ethnic music of the past and how it has contributed to shaping their...
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This article considers the role of recorded music albums in mediating the position of the individual folk musician in Inner Mongolia, China, in the context of increased scholarly efforts throughout the past decade to collect dying oral traditions and catalog regional cultural diversity in Inner Mongolia. This discussion focuses on the scholarly imp...
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Automatic music genre classification commonly relies on a large amount of well-recorded data for model fitting. These conditions are frequently not met in ethnic music collections due to low media availability and ill recording environments. In this paper, we propose an automatic genre classification technique especially designed for small, noisy d...
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Ethnicity II simultaneously explores the roots and meeting of culture through the arts from the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Other (CMIO) communities. Singapore’s multi-racial setting has helped shaped a culture into one about understanding and tolerance, but we believe that our country can progress even further on that front. The project is a reflec...
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The Central Communist Party (CCP) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) describes China as a unified multinational country. National policies advocate cultural diversity in the educational system with particular emphasis on the notion that diverse ethnic minorities contribute to zhonghua minzu—a single united Chinese nationality. Drawing upon the...
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This chapter presents a fieldwork-based analysis of the tammurriata festivals in the Campania region and in the northern Italian city of Milan. The chapter examines how notions of place and land—main elements in the tammurriata tradition—are being transformed within the current revival to respond to the needs of new festival participants, often urb...
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The article actualizes the issue of research of the stylistic foundations of the Finno-Ugric ethnic musical systems. With the aid of present-day informational technologies the musical texture is researched in the aspect of segmentation: the pitch organization, specificity of timbre-intonation and the articulation are revealed. The author brings in...
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Musical terms like ‘polyphony’ are often applied in psychology and other disciplines in a more or less metaphorical way. However, this article investigates how polyphony can be applied in a non-metaphorical manner, i.e. in the same way, as it is understood in musicology. The fundamental hypothesis is that music represents a basic capacity of the hu...
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Research investigating whether hearing a particular type of ethnic music will influence people to choose food from that same culture has found mixed results. Some studies found that when given a selection of different ethnic foods subjects were more likely to choose the food that was typical of the culture whose music was playing. Other studies hav...
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Earlier research considered ethnic congruent versus incongruent music; this study extended earlier research by comparing the impacts of ethnic congruent music, ethnic incongruent music and restaurant background sounds on the dining experience. Additionally, it extends earlier research considering the impact on menu item selection and price expectat...
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The material for this longstanding research was provided by the rich folk song legacy of the Adyghes, which covers the various stages of development of ethnic musical genres, from archaic genres of mythological content to the heroic-historical and lyrical songs of the late 19th century. The originality of the performance of most of the genres exami...
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Majid Anushiravani Presentation Type: Speech Abstract: Objectives: according to the classification of knowledge in the ancient wisdom, music is one of the branches of mathematics. Some sage physicians believed it as a necessary knowledge in medical education and training. Famous philosophers and physicians, such as Farabi and Ibn Sina, authored pro...
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The meeting between Music information retrieval (MIR) and Ethnomusicology has given way to a new scientific discipline called Computational Ethnomusicology, which aims to adapt and develop MIR tools for the multiple corpus of ethnic music. In this paper, we are interested in developing an automatic transcription system dedicated to the marovany mus...
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Regarding György Ligeti's relation to ethnic music, his oeuvre can be divided into three periods. Until 1956 he used East European folk music in the manner of Hungarian composition of the 1940s and 1950s, but upon leaving Hungary he apparently rejected folkloristic inspiration. In his late period from 1978 on, however, ethnic musics became again ce...
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Having analysed the forms of the shapes of the ethnic musical instruments of the mankind, the data of the research leads to the presumption that the musical instruments convey the images of the fauna, mode of life, which reflects on very ancient processes of the humanity. The great part of the images of these instruments shows not only the animal k...
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p> El presente artículo analiza los alcances de la interculturalidad en la relación interétnica blanco – mestiza e indígena en el Ecuador contemporáneo. Se argumenta que la música del cantautor indígena Ángel Guaraca ha logrado unir a estos dos grupos étnicos históricamente confrontados, más allá de las fronteras étnicas y al mismo tiempo ha posibi...
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Ethnic music of all kinds has had a powerful influence on American popular music throughout history, and this is certainly true of Irish music. For nearly 100 years, radio has been a vital conduit for conveying musical influences of all kinds to listeners and musicians alike. This qualitative study analyzes Irish radio broadcasting in the United St...
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The research is devoted to a particular genre of Kazakh classical music - Symphonic kuy. This article is the first attempt to understand not the phenomenon of kuy itself, but its belonging to a certain historical era and culture, therefore reflecting their characteristic properties. The area of Kazakh ethnic music is little studied yet, as is the i...
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This chapter examines the “transplantation” (Korean yishik) of the model opera Song of the Dragon River (Longjiang song 1971), as it was adapted for the Korean minority population in northeast China. This was part of a wide push to popularize (puji Korean: pogŭp) the revolutionary model works (yangbanxi Korean: ponbogi kŭk)1 throughout China, initi...
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This study investigates the richly textured interactions within a Texas band classroom, as related by their teacher. Three themes intersect: 1) creative and vernacular music making and musical experience, 2) teaching contemporary forms of music making (ethnic music ensembles, learning music by ear as well as by sight), and 3) new uses of technology...
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In twenty-first Century, with the continuous deepening of reform and the continuous development of the process of modern music arranger, the computer technology is gradually applied in various aspects of music and other arts based on its high efficiency, fast characteristics. For this reason, the application of the computer assistant in the arrange...
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In this paper we present the Latin Music Mood Database, an extension of the Latin Music Database but for the task of music mood/emotion classification. The method for assigning mood labels to the musical recordings is based on the knowledge of a professionally trained Brazilian musician and the identification of the predominant emotion perceived in...
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Jimmy Boyle (1922-1971) is known as one of the pioneers in jazz and a composer of patriotic songs in Malaysia. Despite the numerous blogs, webpages and video uploads that mention Boyle, systematic research on his music has just begun. Hand-written manuscripts containing 79 sketches of songs and instrumental music by Jimmy Boyle were recovered in 20...
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This article surveys written and audiovisual scholarship on “traditional” or “folk” (or, for older works, “native,” “tribal,” or “ethnic”) music in Africa. While few scholars deny the existence of something called “African traditional music,” the meanings of all three words in this phrase are contested. Just what constitutes “Africa” for any given...
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The article analyzes the skuduciai playing culture changes in the XX–XXI centuries. The author explains the meaning of the changes to the skuduciai music alteration. Comparing the ethnical and academic music manifestations within the culture of playing the skuduciai the links and differences come to light in the context of the development of the sk...
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In researching African realities anthropologists very often have to face the difficulty of the use of some very problematic terms such as "ethnic" (in expressions like "ethnic music", "ethnic clothing", etc.), "tribe" and derivatives, or "witchcraft" and "sorcery". Such terms are still used but the discomfort that many anthropologists feel when usi...
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Events where revived ethnic music is performed at the beginning of the 21st century are analysed in the article. These events are classified according to the context of performed music and their relation to other elements of music and/or culture; organizers, funding, venues, activities, participants, audience characteristic to different categories...