Ardian Ahmedaja, ed. Local and Global Understandings of Creativities: Multipart Music Making and the Construction of Ideas, Contexts and Contents. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
Hardcover, 380 pages.
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Focusing on the ‘creators’ rather than on the ‘produced object’, the studies included in this volume explore the diversity of the roles, powers, symbolism, meanings and values given to the ‘polyphony of voices’ in secular and religious traditions based on extensive fieldwork experience. The contributors to this volume also consider the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in this context, as well as the role of local, national and international awards. By understanding ‘culture as a drug’, whose absorption is realized within interacting cells, culture appears as a cellular network and music as quite an efficient device for its functioning.