The Austronesian-speaking Sama peoplese make up one of the most widespread cultural groups within the Southeast Asian island world. The so-called sea-nomadic Sama Dilaut, part of the linguistic sub-group of the Sama-Bajau, form a very distinct community both socially and culturally.
This special issue includes contributions by prominent music researchers based in China, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia.
The Essex University based project The Angolan Roots of Capoeira: Transatlantic links of a Globalised Performing Art has started a crowd funding campaign to raise money for the completion of the feature-length documentary film. It runs until 17th January 2013.
David Hughes (SOAS, University of London) is the recipient of the 2011 Japan Society Award, for "outstanding contributions to Anglo-Japanese relations and understanding" through his long-term "significant contribution to knowledge and understanding of varied Japanese musical traditions and practi
Martin Stokes was awarded the Merriam Prize by the Society for Ethnomusicology at its meeting in Philadelphia this year for “The Republic of Love: Cultural Intimacy and Turkish Popular Music” (University of Chicago Press 2010).
Frances Wilkins, Visiting Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Scottish Music at the University of Aberdeen, is currently undertaking a fieldwork trip to the James Bay area in (cold) Canada.
Sue Miller received her PhD in Cuban flute improvisation in charanga performance at the University of Leeds in early 2011. Her book proposal Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation has been accepted by Scarecrow Press (USA) and will be published in late 2012.
Subroto Roy, scholar on Indian Art Music, received an international fellowship from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Colombo, Sri Lanka. It has started on November 1, 2011 under its mandated project 'Diminishing Cultures of South Asia'.
r Anna Marie Stirr, currently a postdoctoral fellow for Asian Modernities and Traditions at the University of Leiden (Netherlands), and formerly a Mellon Career Development Fellow in Ethnomusicology at Oxford University, will start her new post as Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at the Unive
An inspiring conference, titled Beyond Borders: World-Music-Pedagogy, brought together leading scholars in the fields of ethnomusicology and music pedagogy at Rostock University of Music and Drama (Germany) from 11th to 13th November 2011.