Dance of Life: Popular Music and Politics in Southeast Asia

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ISBN-13: 9780824819187
Published: April 1998

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412 pages
  • About the Book
  • The rock era is over, according to one pop music expert. Another laments that rock music is “metamorphosed into the musical wallpaper of ten thousand lifts, hotel foyers, shopping centers, airport lounges, and television advertisements that await us in the 1990s.”

    Whatever its current role and significance in Anglo-American society, popular music has been and remains a tremendous social and cultural force in many parts of the world. This book explores the connections between popular music genres and politics in Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Craig Lockard, Author

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