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Author Shope, Bradley, author.

Title American popular music in Britain's Raj / Bradley G. Shope.

Published Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (x, 242 pages) : illustrations.
Series Eastman studies in music, 1071-9989 ; [v. 131]
Eastman studies in music.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes Series numbering from CIP data.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-227), filmography (pages 229-230) , discography (page 230) and index.
Contents Frontcover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Entertainment Globalization, 1850s to 1910s; 2 Technologies, Exoticism, and Entrepreneurs, 1920s and 1930s; 3 Calcutta in the War; 4 The Case of Lucknow; 5 Cabaret Sequences in Hindi Films; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Filmography and Discography; Index.
Summary American Popular Music in Britain's Raj is the first systematic study to address the character and scope of American popular music in India during British rule. Drawing on ethnographic and archival research, it examines blackface minstrel shows, ragtime, jazz, and representations of Hollywood film music in Bombay cabarets and Hindi film songs, identifying key musical moments in the development of these styles between the middle 1800s and the middle 1900s, outlining the entertainment idioms and frameworks that supported their growth, and examining a variety of historical contexts under colonialism that influenced their meaning and commercial value. Focusing on Calcutta (modern Kolkata), Lucknow, and Bombay (modern Mumbai), Bradley Shope traces the movement of music across time and space -- including between the United States, England, and India -- and addresses a variety of groups and communities, including the US military in Calcutta during World War II, Anglo-Indians in Lucknow in the 1930s and 1940s, and British residents across North India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Bradley G. Shope is assistant professor of music at Texas A & M-Corpus Christi.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Popular music -- India -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- India -- American influences.
African American musicians -- India.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 1782046933 (electronic bk.)
9781782046936 (electronic bk.)