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By Andrew Clay McGraw

For the trendy West, Bali has lengthy served as an icon of unique pre-modern innocence. but the truth of recent Bali stands in stark distinction to this triumphing and enduring snapshot, a distinction embodied by way of a flow of neighborhood musical experimentation, musik kontemporer, which emerged within the Nineteen Seventies and which nonetheless flourishes this present day. In Radical Traditions, writer Andrew Clay McGraw indicates how song kontemporer embodies the tensions among tradition as represented and lived, among the belief of Balinese tradition and the adventure of dwelling it. via a hugely interdisciplinary procedure proficient through ethnomusicology, cultural reviews, postcolonial stories, anthropology, and theater stories, McGraw provides an all-encompassing social and musical heritage of musik kontemporer, and its intersections with type, ethnicity, and globalization. because the first English language monograph in this vital Indonesian musical style, Radical Traditions is an important source for a person fascinated about smooth Indonesian and Balinese track and culture.

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