This is the first detailed ethnographic study of lyra music and musicians in Crete, discussing the local music industry, teaching and performance infrastructure, repertoire, performance practice, gender and music, the role and significance of local musical instruments, poetry, dance, iconography, promotional materials, social change, globalization, world music, and diaspora.
Kevin Dawe is senior lecturer in the School of Music at the University of Leeds. He is the co-editor of The Mediterranean in Music (Scarecrow Press, 2005) and author of Island Musics (2004).
Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1. Introduction Chapter 4 2. Bandleaders in Crete: Musicians and Entrepreneurs in a Greek Island Economy Chapter 5 3. The Engendered Lyra: Music, Poetry, and Manhood in Crete Chapter 6 4. Themes in the Analysis of Lyra Music Improvisations: Observations on Learning and Teaching to Perform Chapter 7 5. Lyres and the Body Politic: Studying Musical Instruments in the Cretan Musical Landscape Chapter 8 6. Minotaurs or Musonauts? "World Music" and Cretan Music Chapter 9 7. Roots Music in the Global Village: Cretan Ways of Dealing with the World at Large Part 10 Bibliography Part 11 Discography Part 12 Index Part 13 About the Author