Articles about Traditional Music

Tradition, still remains: sustainability through ruin in Vietnamese music for diversion
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2016) Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 146-171

Performing traditional music in Vietnam presents for many a decisive way to establish oneself as part of history, part of the present and a strategist of future cultural function. In this article, I describe how musicians in southern Vietnam deploy ...

Swahili-tongued devils: Kenya's heavy metal at the crossroads of identity
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 311-324

With an interested global audience noting the rise of rock and heavy metal throughout Africa, Internet-savvy Kenyan musicians have taken advantage of this attention by promoting their bands to audiences over the world. One aspect that separates Kenyan rock and ...