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Author Brinner, Benjamin Elon, author

Title Playing across a divide : Israeli-Palestinian musical encounters / Benjamin Brinner
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (360 pages) : illustrations
Series ACLS Humanites E-book
ACLS Humanities E-Book
Contents Setting the stage. First encounters -- Arab musicians in Israel and the West Bank -- Israeli musical life -- Musicians, bands, networks. Alei Hazayit -- Bustan Abraham -- Two bands, two interactive musical networks -- Yair Dalal -- A larger network : the ethnic music scene in Israel -- New forms of musical expression. Musical mixtures : fusion of styles and styles of fusion -- Bustan Abraham's approaches to composition and improvisation -- Roots and routes. Representations of place and time -- Roots in the past, routes to the future
Summary In the last decade of the twentieth century and on into the twenty-first, Israelis and Palestinians saw the signing of the Oslo Peace Accords, the establishment of the Palestinian Authority, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the escalation of suicide bombings and retaliations in the region. During this tumultuous time, numerous collaborations between Israeli and Palestinian musicians coalesced into a significant musical scene informed by these extremes of hope and despair on both national and personal levels
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-343) and index
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Subject Music -- Israel -- History and criticism
Palestinian Arabs -- Music -- History and criticism
Music -- Social aspects -- Israel
MUSIC -- History & Criticism.
Music -- Social aspects.
Palestinian Arabs -- Music.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199721139 (electronic bk.)
0199721130 (electronic bk.)
9780195395945 (pbk.)
0195395948 (pbk.)
9780195175813 (hbk.)
0195175816 (hbk.)