Music and Tourism

Music and Tourism

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Music and Tourism is the first book to comprehensively examine the links between travel and music. It combines contemporary and historical analysis of the economic and social impact of music tourism, with discussions of the cultural politics of authenticity and identity. Music tourism evokes nostalgia and meaning, and celebrates both heritage and hedonism. It is a product of commercialisation that can create community, but that also often demands artistic compromise. Diverse case studies, from the USA and UK to Australia, Jamaica and Vanuatu, illustrate the global extent of music tourism, its contradictions and pleasures.Many tourists participate, perhaps taking their own instruments with them or simply singing along in pubs or, as the Lonely Planet Guide encourages tourists in St Petersburg to do, sing along with the guitarists along the banks ... and subtitled her travel book How to Eat, Dance and Sing Your Way Round Ireland ( 2000) which also included a CD of her own Irish songs. ... A loose circuit links the dance club scene through a series of international destinations, of which Ibiza (in the Balearicanbsp;...

Title:Music and Tourism
Author:Chris Gibson, John Conell
Publisher:Channel View Publications - 2005-02-22


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