Asian Music Special Issue On Indonesian Pop Music

New journal issue
Asian Music
Special Issue On Indonesian Pop Music

Globalization, post-colonial identities, and Islam inform and complicate pop music in Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation increasingly important on the global scene. The current issue of Asian Music-“Constructing Genre in Indonesian Popular Music: From Colonized Archipelago to Contemporary World Stage” 44(2) available in July 2013-examines commercial music from this island nation. Continue reading

Text and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture

New book
Text and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture
Simon Warner
Bloomsbury Publishing

9780826416643

Text and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture considers the relationship between Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs and others and those waves of singers, songwriters and bands – from Dylan to the Beatles, Tom Waits to Patti Smith, the Clash to Kurt Cobain, and many more – who have taken inspiration from that earlier literary community.

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