ASIAN MUSIC
Journal of the Society for Asian Music
Volume 30, Number 1 Fall/Winter 1998/1999

Contents

 

Articles  

Tina K. Ramnarine

Historical Representations, Performance Spaces, and Kinship Themes in Indian-Caribbean Popular Song Texts

1

William P. Malm

Yamada Shotaro: Japan's first Shamisen Professor

35

Jarkko Niemi

The Genres of the Nenets Songs

77

Margaret J. Kartomi

The Music-culture of South-coast West Sumatra: Backwater of the Minangkabau "Heartland" or Home of the Sacred Mermaid and the Earth Goddess?

133

     

 

Book Reviews  

Dwight Reynolds

Virginia Danielson. The Voice of Egypt: Umm Kulthum, Arabic Song, and Egyptian Society in the Twentieth Century.

183

Su Zheng

Casey Man Kong Lum. In Search of a Voice: Karaoke and the Constitution of Identity in Chinese America.

185

Evan Ziporyn

Heidi Von Gunden. The Music of Lou Harrison.

190

     

 

Audio Recording Reviews  

Marc Perlman

Gamelan Pacifica. Trance Gong.

194

Gordon Thompson

Latif Ahmed Khan. A Tribute to Latif Ahmed Khan.

197

Richard Wolf

Ashwin Batish, Shiv Dayal Batish, and David Harnish. Sitar Power II.

Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra, Harprasad Chaurasia, and Manikrai Popatker; Call of the Valley.

L. Shankar, Zakir Hussain, and Vikku Vinayakram. Shankar Raga Aberi.

199

Cynthia Wong

Dayan Ancient Music Association. Naxi Music from Lijiang.

203

Henry Spiller

Philip Yampolskky (recording, compiling, and annotation). Betawi and Sundanese Music of the North Coast of Java.

205

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18 February, 1999