Algeria, Africa - Ethnomusicology, Nation, Culture and Transnationalism, books

Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology (29 Book Series). by Chris Goertzen, Gage Averill, Thomas Turino, Virginia Danielson, Ingrid Monson, Paul F. Berliner, Steven M. Friedson, Henry Spiller, Gerhard Kubik, Martin Stokes, Nathan Hesselink, Joshua Tucker, Bonnie C. Wade, Lewis Rowell, Jonathan Glasser, Gavin Steingo, Morgan James Luker, Sydney Hutchinson, J. Griffith Rollefson, Angela Impey, Jérôme Camal, Nomi Dave, Leslie A. Tilley, Cosmas Magaya, Richard C. Jankowsky

The book begins with an investigation of the people and events important to Norwegian folk fiddling, tracing the history of Norwegian folk music and the growth and diversification of the folk music revival. The narrative takes us to fiddle clubs, concerts and competitions on the local, regional, and national levels, and shows how conflicting emphases—local vs. national identity, tradition vs. aesthetic qualities—continue to transform Norwegian folk music. Goertzen utilizes a large anthology of meticulously transcribed tunes to illustrate personal and regional repertoires, aspects of performance practice, melodic gesture and form, and tune relationships. Ethnomusicologists and readers who fiddle will enjoy both the music and the stories it tells.

Algeria: Nation, Culture and Transnationalism: 1988-2015 (Francophone Postcolonial Studies Lup) Paperback – 31 Aug. 2021 by Patrick Crowley (Editor)

Algeria: Nation, Culture and Transnationalism 1988–2015 offers new insights into contemporary Algeria. Drawing on a range of different approaches to the idea of Algeria and to its contemporary realities, the chapters in this volume serve to open up any discourse that would tie ‘Algeria’ to a fixed meaning or construct it in ways that neglect the weft and warp of everyday cultural production and political action. The configuration of these essays invites us to read contemporary cultural production in Algeria not as determined indices of a specific place and time (1988–2015) but as interrogations and explorations of that period and of the relationship between nation and culture. The intention of this volume is to offer historical moments, multiple contexts, hybrid forms, voices and experiences of the everyday that will prompt nuance in how we move between frames of enquiry. These chapters ― written by specialists in Algerian history, politics, music, sport, youth cultures, literature, cultural associations and art ― offer the granularity of microhistories, fieldwork interviews and studies of the marginal in order to break up a synthetic overview and offer keener insights into the ways in which the complexity of Algerian nation-building are culturally negotiated, public spaces are reclaimed, and Algeria reimagined through practices that draw upon the country’s past and its transnational present.

Algeria, a gateway between Africa and Europe, has been battered by violence over the past half-century.

There are conflicting reports about the death toll during the war against France for independence in the 1950s and early 60s. French historians estimate that up to 400,000 Algerians were killed, while the Algerian government says more than one million people died.

The Sahara desert covers more than four-fifths of the land. Algeria is the Africa's biggest country, and is the world's 10th largest!

Oil and gas reserves were discovered there in the 1950s, but most Algerians live along the northern coast.

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Algiers is the capital of Algeria. An estimate puts the population of the city to be around 5,000,000. Algiers is located in the north-central portion of Algeria. The city is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Algeria: Nation, Culture and Transnationalism 1988–2015