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Local music scenes and globalization : transnational platforms in Beirut / Thomas Burkhalter.

Author/Creator:
Burkhalter, Thomas, 1973-, author.
Publication:
New York ; London : Routledge, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (306 p.)
Series:
Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology
Routledge studies in ethnomusicology ; 3
Routledge studies in ethnomusicology ; 3
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Subjects:
Music and globalization -- Lebanon.
Music and transnationalism -- Lebanon.
Popular music -- Social aspects -- Lebanon -- Beirut.
Popular music -- Political aspects -- Lebanon -- Beirut.
Music -- Lebanon -- Beirut -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Lebanon -- Beirut -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book offers the first in-depth study of experimental and popular music scenes in Beirut, looking at musicians working towards a new understanding of musical creativity and music culture in a country that is dominated by mass-mediated pop music, and propaganda. Burkhalter studies the generation of musicians born at the beginning of the Civil War in the Lebanese capital, an urban and cosmopolitan center with a long tradition of cultural activities and exchanges with the Arab world, Europe, the US, and the former Soviet Union. These Lebanese rappers, rockers, death-metal, jazz, and electr
Contents:
Theory and methodology : music making in a digitalized world. Globalization and digitalization in music ; Theoretical frame ; Methodological approach
Ethnography : musicians from Beirut born during the Lebanese civil war. Experimental music ; Metal music and classic rock ; Urban music ; Rap ; Transnational networks (human hubs) ; Music as a media product ; Musicians as actors
Analysis : six key tracks from Beirut. Zeid Hamdan: Aranis (remixed) ; Garo Gdanian: Remains of a bloodbath ; Mazen Kerbaj : Blblb flblb, Zrrrt, Piiiiiiiiiiii ; Raed Yassin : Civil war tapes ; Charbel Haber : Track 5 : Rayess Bek : Schizophrenia
History : sonic traces from the past and present. Ground setting : the urbanization and Europeanization of music in the Arab world ; Modern music from Cairo, old music from Aleppo ; European music and Christian hymns in Beirut (1926-1948) ; The creation of a Lebanese music (1948-1967) ; Nasserism versus tourism (1952-1967) ; The rise of dissident culture and alternative music (1968-1975) ; Bombs, protest, propaganda and rock music from the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990) ; Pan-Arabic pop and the 2006 war
Meaning : reading Lebanese music making from different perspectives. Historical perspectives ; Socio-political perspectives ; Geo-political perspectives ; Psychological perspectives ; Aesthetical perspectives ; Euro-american perspectives.
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Santa Fe, Arg.: elibro, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to eLibro affiliated libraries.
ISBN:
1-135-07369-4
1-283-97295-6
0-203-59825-3
1-135-07370-8
OCLC:
827208920
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203598252 doi