Amsterdam University Press
Popular Music in Southeast Asia
Title
Popular Music in Southeast Asia
Subtitle
Banal Beats, Muted Histories
Price
€ 34,95
ISBN
9789462984035
Binding
Paperback
Number of pages
104
Publication date
Dimensions
21 x 13.5 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
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Popular Music in Southeast Asia

Banal Beats, Muted Histories

From the 1920s on, popular music in Southeast Asia was a mass-audience phenomenon that drew new connections between indigenous musical styles and contemporary genres from elsewhere to create new, hybrid forms. This book presents a cultural history of modern Southeast Asia from the vantage point of popular music, considering not just singers and musicians but their fans as well, showing how the music was intrinsically bound up with modern life and the societal changes that came with it. Reaching new audiences across national borders, popular music of the period helped push social change, and at times served as a medium for expressions of social or political discontent.

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Authors

Bart Barendregt

Bart Barendregt is an associate professor at the Leiden Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology. He is editor of Sonic Modernities in the Malay World (Brill, 2014), and co-editor of Green Consumption: The Global Rise of Eco-Chic (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Peter Keppy

Peter Keppy is a historian with a background in anthropology and currently researcher at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He wrote The politics of redress. War damage compensation and restitution in Indonesia and the Philippines, 1940-1957 (KITLV, 2010).

Henk Schulte Nordholt

Henk Schulte Nordholt is Head of Research of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden and Professor of Indonesian History at Leiden University. One of his recent publications is Environment, Trade and Society in Southeast Asia. A Longue Duree Perspective (edited with David Henley; Brill, 2015).