Greetings! This issue begins with a Seeger Lecture from a few years back by Scheherazade Qassim Hassan. Her adapted article is a personal account of the devastating invasion that led to the destruction of Iraq and its subsequent influence on musical life. In “Role and Deference in Central Cameroonian Catholic Liturgical Music,” Byron Dueck and Essele Essele Kisito look at Catholic liturgical music in indigenous idioms in central Cameroon, focusing on a Sanctus by composer Jean André Yebnoun Ngann. They consider how musicians enact deference and authority—through the sounding materials of music, through talk about music, and through the interactions that allow music-making to occur—proposing that all of these might usefully be analyzed with the help of the linguistic concept of deixis. Maria Sonevytsky's contribution, “Musical Evolution and The Other: From State-Sponsored Musical Evolutionism in the USSR to Post-Soviet Crimean Tatar Indigenous Music,” examines how in the former Soviet Union,...
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Frank Gunderson; From the Editor. Ethnomusicology 1 April 2022; 66 (1): v–vi. doi: https://doi.org/10.5406/21567417.66.1.01
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