With entries on topics ranging from non-Western instruments to distinctive rhythms of music of various countries, this one-stop resource on global music also promotes cultural appreciation of other countries and cultural groups.
· Presents information that is accessible for general readers but will also be useful to specialists and music scholars
· Examines music from a geographical and cultural viewpoint, allowing students to make cross-cultural comparisons
· Includes numerous sidebars and appendices that provide even more compelling information of interest to readers, such as information on top-selling artists and albums in various countries, biographies of well-known musicians, and other fascinating "fun facts" and statistics
· Supports the National Geography Standards and AP Human Geography topics by examining cultural patterns, experiences, and influences
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Andrew R. Martin, PhD, is professor of music at Inver Hills College, Inver Grove Heights, MN, where he teaches courses in music history, music analysis, and percussion and directs the African music ensemble and steelband.
Matthew Mihalka, PhD, is an instructor of music and affiliated faculty in American studies at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
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