British Journal of Ethnomusicology

Ples and Popular Music Production: A Typology of Home-Based Recording Studios In Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 425-444

This article explores how indigenous socialities underpin the production of popular music in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) capital Port Moresby, which is a major centre for popular music production in Melanesia. The primary focus concerns home-based studios that were ...

The Fall and Rise of the Ney: From the Sufi Lodge to the World Stage
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 405-424

This article traces key changes in the public life of the ney in Turkey, a musical instrument that has had a chequered history in the 90 years since the institution of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Having survived a hostile ...

Bollywood Bhajans: Style as "Air" In an Indian-Guyanese Twice-Migrant Community
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 383-404

During weekly services at Indian-Guyanese Hindu temples in Minneapolis, participants sing devotional songs from Hindi films as well as songs rooted in Bhojpuri-speaking North India that are maintained through oral tradition in the Indian-Guyanese diaspora. In this context, the Bollywood ...

Tabla Tuning on the Workshop Stage: Toward a Materialist Musical Ethnography
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 360-382

Focusing on the climactic moment when a customer comes to the shop to collect his or her drum, this article describes the fine-tuning of tabla in great detail. In the process, the paper addresses the dexterous manual gestures and acts ...