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Bollywood Sounds: The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song

Jayson Beaster-Jones

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ISBN 10: 0199993467 / ISBN 13: 9780199993468
Published by Oxford University Press, 2014
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Title: Bollywood Sounds: The Cosmopolitan ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Bollywood Sounds focuses on the songs of Indian films in their historical, social, commercial, and cinematic contexts. Author Jayson Beaster-Jones takes readers through the highly collaborative compositional process, highlighting the contributions of film directors, music directors (composers), lyricists, musicians, and singers in song production. Through close musical and multimedia analysis of more than twenty landmark compositions, Bollywood Sounds illustrates how the producers of Indian film songs have long mediated a variety of musical styles, instruments, and performance practices to create a uniquely cosmopolitan music genre. As an exploration of the music of seventy years of Hindi films, Bollywood Sounds provides long-term historical insights into film songs and their musical and cinematic conventions in ways that will appeal both to scholars and to newcomers to Indian cinema.

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Jayson Beaster-Jones is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the University of California, Merced.

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