Popular Music in Southeast Asia: Banal Beats, Muted Histories

Bart Barendregt, Peter Keppy, Henk Schulte Nordholt

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'Popular Music in Southeast Asia: Banal Beats, Muted Histories'
offers a cultural history of modern Southeast Asia from the
original vantage point of popular music since the 1920s up to
the present. By creatively connecting indigenous musical styles
with foreign musical genres, Southeast Asians created hybrid
musical genres that attracted a mass audience. This vibrant
music was intrinsically wound up with modern life and the
societal changes that came with. Popular Music in Southeast
Asia familiarizes the public with several of these popular
musical genres and artists from countries such as Indonesia,
Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages100
ISBN (Electronic)9789462984035
ISBN (Print)978-94-6298-403-5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017


  • history
  • popular culture
  • Southeast Asia


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