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Ethnomusicology Audiobooks

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    The Songlines

    by Bruce Chatwin ...
    Narrated by Hugh Fraser ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 36 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Bruce Chatwin provides a fascinating background to indigenous Australian life.The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, tracks connecting communities and following ancient boundaries. Along these lines, Aboriginals passed the songs which revealed the creation of the land and the secrets of its past. In this magical account, Chatwin recalls his ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Rockin’ in the Ivory Tower

    Rock Music on Campus in the Sixties

    Narrated by Patrick Lawlor ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 16 min

    Histories of American rock music and the 1960s counterculture typically focus on the same few places: Woodstock, Monterey, Altamont. Yet there was also a very active college circuit that brought edgy acts like the Jefferson Airplane and the Velvet Underground to different metropolitan regions and smaller towns all over the country. These campus concerts were often programmed, promoted, and ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Musicophilia

    Tales of Music and the Brain

    by Oliver Sacks ...
    Narrated by John Lee ...
    Series Audiobook 72 - Picador Classic

    Unabridged

    11 hours 6 min

    With an introduction by neuroscientist Daniel Glaser.With his trademark compassion and erudition, Dr Oliver Sacks examines the power of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. Among them: a surgeon who is struck by lightning and suddenly becomes obsessed with Chopin; people with ‘amusia’, to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of poets and pans; ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    May We Forever Stand

    A History of the Black National Anthem

    by Imani Perry ...
    Series series The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture

    Unabridged

    11 hours 29 min

    The twin acts of singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand tells an essential part of that story. With lyrics penned by James Weldon Johnson and music composed by his brother Rosamond, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was embraced almost immediately as an anthem that captured the story and the aspirations of black Americans. Since the song ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Blues

    Narrated by Adam Lazarre-White ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 1 min

    All prior histories on the blues have alleged it originated on plantations in the Mississippi Delta. Not true, says author Chris Thomas King. In The Blues, King presents facts to disprove such myths. For example, as early as 1900, the sound of the blues was ubiquitous in New Orleans. The Mississippi Delta, meanwhile, was an unpopulated sportsman’s paradise—the frontier was still in the process of ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    High Bias

    The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape

    by Marc Masters ...
    Narrated by Paul Brion ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 22 min

    The cassette tape was revolutionary. Cheap, portable, and reusable, this small plastic rectangle changed music history. Make your own tapes! Trade them with friends! Tape over the ones you don't like! The cassette tape upended pop culture, creating movements and uniting communities. This entertaining book charts the journey of the cassette from its invention in the early 1960s to its Walkman-led ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

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    Scala Radio's A Soundtrack for Life

    Classical Music to Take You Through the Day

    by Scala Radio ...
    Narrated by Charles Nove ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 10 min

    Bringing together much-loved masterpieces with exciting new works, this accessible and inspiring guide is a celebration of classical music.Discussing pieces ranging from Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony to the scores for Avatar and Assassin's Creed, each entry puts the piece of music into context, providing fascinating insights into the inspirations behind ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Der Glaube Liebe Hoffnungsbär

    Narrated by Edgar Pelz ...

    Unabridged

    40 min

    Hörspiel von Edgar Pelz nach einer Idee von Emilia Hope. In einer hoffnungslosen Welt, die keinem mehr so recht gefällt, irrt ein kleiner Bär umher, ach ums Herz ist´s ihm so schwer....... Die Gemeinschaftsproduktion von Edgar Pelz und Jonathan Frey enthält 14 Geschichten und Lieder sowie 7 Playbacks zum mitsingen oder mitspielen. ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Tuning In

    A Memoir of Transformation Through the Magic of Radio

    by Sandy Miranda ...
    Narrated by Sandy Miranda ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 14 min

    "Tuning In is an affirmation of facing and conquering life’s challenges through the power of connection, creativity, and glorious music." — Michele Flannery, KPFA music director emeritaThis is an inspiring memoir about a young woman who, abandoned by her father and then her mother, must become an adult at a very young age and deal with her teenage pregnancy. Growing up shy and poor in wealthy Palo ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Leben ist Rhythmus oder die Kunst sich zu verändern

    by Bruce Werber ...
    Narrated by Bruce Werber ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 18 min

    Auf em Weg zu Veränderung und Entwicklung haben sich die therapeutischen Konzepte in den letzten Jahren stark gewandelt. Während man früher noch mit Verhaltenskonzepten arbeitete, dem Versuch, sich Veränderungen anzutrainieren, finden heute immer mehr Menschen zur Macht des Rhythmus. Der Musiker Bruce Werber ist diesem Phänomen seit über dreißig Jahren auf der Spur. Was ist Rhythmus und wie kann ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Wired for Music

    A Search for Health and Joy Through the Science of Sound

    Narrated by Adriana Barton ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 22 min

    “Beautifully written… a riveting account of how melodies and rhythms connect us, and help us deal with alienation and anxiety.”—Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the ScoreIn this captivating blend of science and memoir, a health journalist and former cellist explores music as a source of health, resilience, connection, and joy.Music isn’t just background noise or a series of ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Sound Tracks

    Uncovering Our Musical Past

    by Graeme Lawson ...
    Narrated by Graeme Lawson ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 45 min

    **Brought to you by Penguin.Sound Tracks tells the history of our relationship with music in 60 detective stories, each focusing on the discovery of a musical instrument in archaeological digs around the world.**Taking us from the present day back to the dawn of time, long-lost music is here reconstructed as we enter the worlds of its makers. We feel a child's delight at playing with a water ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    Liner Notes for the Revolution

    The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound

    Narrated by Janina Edwards ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 26 min

    Daphne A. Brooks explores more than a century of music archives to examine the critics, collectors, and listeners who have determined perceptions of Black women on stage and in the recording studio. How is it possible, she asks, that iconic artists such as Aretha Franklin and Beyonce exist simultaneously at the center and on the fringe of the culture industry? Liner Notes for the Revolution offers ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Revolutions in American Music

    Three Decades That Changed a Country and Its Sounds

    Narrated by John McLain ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 35 min

    How did a European social dance craze become part of an American presidential election? Why did the recording industry become racially divided? Where did rock 'n' roll really come from? And how do all these things continue to reverberate in today's world? In Revolutions in American Music, award-winning author Michael Broyles shows the surprising ways in which three key decades-the 1840s, the 1920s ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System -- Theory and Practice

    Narrated by Susie Hennessy ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 15 min

    SHORT DESCRIPTIONThis new expanded edition explains the cosmic roots of Egyptian musical and vocal rhythmic forms. Learn the fundamentals (theory and practice) of music in the typical Egyptian way: simple, coherent, and comprehensive.It provides discussions and details of an inventory of Ancient Egyptian musical instruments explaining their ranges and playing techniques. It also discusses Egyptian ... Read more

    $20.00 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Chronicling Stankonia

    The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

    Unabridged

    4 hours 22 min

    This vibrant book pulses with the beats of a new American South, probing the ways music, literature, and film have remixed southern identities for a post–civil rights generation. For scholar and critic Regina N. Bradley, Outkast's work is the touchstone, a blend of funk, gospel, and hip-hop developed in conjunction with the work of other culture creators—including T.I., Kiese Laymon, and Jesmyn ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    And the Roots of Rhythm Remain

    A Journey Through Global Music

    by Joe Boyd, Joe Boyd ...
    Narrated by Joe Boyd ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours

    Joe Boyd was part of a small group of label heads and journalists who chose 'world music' as their marketing slogan in the 1980s. They had little idea how fast and how wide those simple words would spread, the controversy it would cause, and only the vaguest idea of how far back the history went.Following the international success of his memoir White Bicycles, Boyd set out to explore the stories ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

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