Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology

Empowerment, Agency, and Nuance at the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show
Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 19, pp. 1-9

Hunter and Soto argue that women in hip-hop are either hypersexualized, or depicted as "ride-or-die" chicks who are loyal to their male companions at any cost (2009). I examine Beyoncé's 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show performance to see how her ...

The Culture-Bearers vs. The National Institute of Culture: (Mis)Representations of Panamanian Folklore
Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 19, pp. 1-10

In the community of Bugabita, Panamá, the townspeople preserve and guard a tradition of moros y cristianos that they call la danza Bugabita. With the separation of the festival from the Catholic Church, its productions now rely on community funding ...

Offenbach and the Voices of Limpopo: Vocal and Visual Narratives in a "Land of Contrast"
Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 19, pp. 1

In recent years, scholars have given considerable attention to the presence of indigenous peoples from beyond the West in the world of opera; topics have ranged from the representation of these peoples by Western composers to the engagement of opera ...

Once Upon a Time in China: The Wong Fei-hung Theme Song as a Transnational Anthem
Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 19, pp. 1

Master Wong Fei-hung (1847-1924) was a southern Chinese martial arts hero who, starting in the mid-twentieth century, became associated with a folk song called "On the General's Orders". Over one hundred Hong Kong movies and television serials forged the connection ...

Singing for Macedonia: Glocalization and National Identity Construction in Macedonian Idol
Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 19, pp. 1-2

American Idol is a phenomenon that has swept the globe quickly in its eleven years of existence. Following the well-worn path of globalization to franchises in forty-three territories, the Idols empire typifies not cultural imperialism, but rather Appadurai's model of ...