Musical minorities : the sounds of Hmong ethnicity in Northern Vietnam / Lonán Ó Briain.
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
1 online resource (233 pages) : illustrations, tables
- Hmong (Asian people) -- Vietnam -- Music -- History and criticism.
Hmong (Asian people) -- Vietnam -- Social life and customs.
Folk music -- Vietnam -- History and criticism.
- Electronic books.
- 'Musical Minorities' is the first English-language monograph on the performing arts of an ethnic minority in Vietnam. Living primarily in the northern mountains, many of the one million Hmong in Vietnam have strategically maintained their cultural distance from foreign invaders and encroaching state agencies for almost two centuries. They use cultural heritage as a means of maintaining a resilient community identity, malleable to their everyday needs and to negotiations among themselves and with others in the vicinity. Case studies of revolutionary songs, countercultural rock, traditional vocal and instrumental styles, tourist shows, animist and Christian rituals, and light pop from the diaspora illustrate the diversity of their creative outputs.
- Previously issued in print: 2018.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
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