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Journal of Mediterranean Studies - Special Issue

Volume 21, No. 2: 2012



Musical Translations Across the Mediterranean

Issue Editors: Philip Ciantar and Franco Fabbri

Marcello Sorce-Keller

Philip Ciantar & Franco Fabbri

Early Music and the Mediterranean World: The Exploration of Hypothetical Worlds
Britta Sweers

Found in Translation: Epic, Song, and the Discovery of the Mediterranean
Philip V. Bohlman

Translating, ‘Music of Foreign Nations’: Perspectives of a Comparative Musicologist in Mandatory Palestine
Ruth F. Davis

Translating from Nothing and Everything: Israel’s Habrera Hativeet (‘Natural Gathering’) in Retrospective
Edwin Seroussi

Jewish Music from Jerusalem to Jerusalem: The Mediterranean Timeless Music
Gila Flam

Translating American-Jewish Feminism through Mediterranean Music: Reflections on Consuelo Luz’s Compositions within the Context of Crypto-Jewish Tradition
Sarah Ross

Rebetiko as a Testing Device for Genre Theories and Musical Categorizing Processes
Franco Fabbri

Songs, Sounds ad Sentiments in Translation: The Transnational Travels of Corsican and Georgian Polyphony
Caroline Bithell

Su Raap: Sardinian Hip Hop between Mass Culture and Local Specificities
Marco Lutzu

Translating and Rebuilding Mediterranean Musical Place: Italian-American Musical Culture from Sheet Music to The Sopranos
Michael Saffle

Singing/Hearing the Outerness: An Analysis of Hermeneutical Perspectives on the Relationships between Bellinian and Sicilian Song
Francesco Del Bravo

Translated Repertoires in Malta, from Secular to Religious: The Case of Vincenzo Mifsud and other Maltese Composers of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
Simon Mercieca

Musical Anthropology in Mediterranean Cultures

Musical  Anthropology

in  Mediterranean  Cultures


Interpretation, Performance, Identity


a cura di / eds.
Philip V. Bohlman
Marcello Sorce Keller
con / with
Loris Azzaroni


Bologna, Clueb, 2009











Musical Anthropology in Mediterranean Cultures is dedicated to the memory of Tullia Magrini, Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology of Music at the Corso di laurea in "Discipline delle Arti, della Musica e dello Spettacolo" (DAMS) and in the Department of Music and Performing Arts of the Università di Bologna, who passed away in 2005. The volume is in more than one way distinctive. First, it gathers contributions in both the Italian and English languages. More important each contributor has taken this opportunity to express a special indebtedness to Tullia Magrini by connecting with her research experiences and interests. In 1992, she founded the Study Group of the International Council for Traditional Music (UNESCO) which specifically addresses the "Anthropology of Music in Mediterranean Cultures," and in 1996 Music and Anthropology, a pioneering Internet journal. In keeping with her vision for a common anthropological and historical dimension in Mediterranean musical studies, the contributors come from across the disciplinary landscape. This Gedenkschrift, or memorial volume, is therefore focused on the Mediterranean, a net of cultural and musical interactions in which every conceivable anthropological process is noticeably present.
Antropologia della musica nelle culture mediterranee è dedicato alla memoria di Tullia Magrini, Professore di Etnomusicologia e di Antropologia della musica presso il Corso di laurea in "Discipline delle Arti, della Musica e dello Spettacolo" (DAMS) e il Dipartimento di Musica e Spettacolo dell'Università di Bologna, venuta a mancare nel 2005. Il volume presenta caratteri particolari. Oltre a contenere tanto contributi in lingua italiana che in lingua inglese, come è immediatamente visibile, esso è realmente dedicato a Tullia Magrini in ogni sua parte, perché i saggi che contiene fanno riferimento diretto al suo lavoro e ai suoi interessi di studio e ricerca. Nel 1992 fondò lo Study Group su "Anthropology of Music in Mediterranean Cultures" dell'International Council for Traditional Music (UNESCO) e, nel 1996, la pionieristica rivista elettronica Music and Anthropology. I contributi al volume non provengono solo da etnomusicologi, dal momento che Tullia Magrini riteneva che negli studi mediterranei la dimensione storica fosse altrettanto importante di quella antropologica. Questo Gedenkschrift, o volume In Memoriam, è dunque mirato al Mediterraneo, un nodo di interazioni culturali e musicali nel quale ogni sorta di processo antropologico possibile e immaginabile è visibilmente presente.


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