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Author King, Christopher C., author.

Title Lament from Epirus : an odyssey into Europe's oldest surviving folk music / Christopher C. King.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2018]


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Edition First edition.
Description 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289), discography (page 291), and index.
Summary "Lament from Epirus is an unforgettable journey into a musical obsession, which traces a unique genre back to the roots of song itself. As King hunts for two long-lost virtuosos--one of whom may have committed a murder--he also tells the story of the Roma people who pioneered Epirotic folk music and their descendants who continue the tradition today. King discovers clues to his most profound questions about the function of music in the history of humanity: What is the relationship between music and language? Why do we organize sound as music? Is music superfluous, a mere form of entertainment, or could it be a tool for survival? King's journey becomes an investigation into song and dance's role as a means of spiritual healing--and what that may reveal about music's evolutionary origins" --
Contents Prologue : curious black discs and dead ends -- A street of gramophones -- The black earth of Epirus -- "You know, Greeks don't even like this music" -- That's going to leave a mark -- Zoumba's lament -- Kitsos's shepherd song -- Satyr dance -- Some kind of a tool -- Epilogue : on fossils, memory.
Subject Folk music -- Epirus (Greece and Albania) -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780393248999 (hardcover)
0393248992 (hardcover)

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