Hughes, David W. (2007) 'Folk music: from local to national to global.' In: The Ashgate research companion to Japanese music. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited, pp. 281-302. (SOAS Musicology Series)
Download (918Kb) | Preview
This chapter traces the shifting situation and nature of Japanese folk music from ‘traditional’ times to the present day. Topics covered include: importation of the European concept of ‘the folk’; distinction between folk song (min’yō) and folk performing arts (minzoku geinō); folk music in the traditional community; music and local identity, past and present (e.g. local vs national identity; folk music’s role in ‘community building’ in modern Japan); professionalization, commodification, folklorization, secularization and the emergence of stage performances; musical change and the Western impact (e.g. fusion); the rise in popularity of wadaiko, Tsugaru-jamisen and Okinawan music; research history and trends.
|Item Type:||Book Chapters|
|Keywords:||music, Japan, folk music|
|SOAS Departments & Centres:||Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Music|
|Depositing User:||Users 550 not found.|
|Date Deposited:||16 Nov 2007|
Item downloaded times since 1 September 2007.