Latest issue of Perfect Beat

The latest issue of Perfect Beat (the first of the 2011 special issues on South Asian music) has been published. The second issue in the two-part ‘series’ will be out shortly.

Introduction: Asian modernities, musical traditions and strategies of engagement, Adrian McNeil

‘Sounding Japan’: traditional musical instruments, cultural nationalism and educational reform, Henry Johnson

Malaysian composers, geopolitical spaces and cultural difference, Jonas Ureta Baes

Negotiation and hybridity in new Balinese music: Sanggar Bona Alit, a case study, Manolete Mora

Kon baan diaokan or ‘we’re from the same village’ – star/fan interaction in Thai lukthung, James Mitchell

Reviews: Revisionist Popular Music History, Roy Shuker