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SEM Ethnomusicology Translations Issue No. 6 Now Online

Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce the publication of Ethnomusicology Translations Issue No. 6:

Abdurashidov, Abduvalī
. The Formation of Ruboī Meters in Terms of Musical Rhythmic Rotations. Translated by Evan Rapport, edited by Richard K. Wolf. Ethnomusicology Translations, no. 6. Bloomington, IN: Society for Ethnomusicology, 2017.


In this article, the Tajik maqom master and pedagogue Abduvalī Abdurashidov approaches the problem of ruboī (a type of quatrain) versification from the standpoint of music. He takes us step-by-step through the process by which he arrives at the ruboī meters, with fascinating results that remind us of the interdependent nature of poetry and music.

Originally published in Tajik as
“Tashakkul-i avzoni ruboī dar matn-i advor-i zarbi-i musiqī.” In Falak va mas’alahoi ta’rixī-nazariyavi-i musiqi-i tojik. Third International Symposium of Falak. Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan: Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 2009.

To download Issue No. 6, please visit the Ethnomusicology Translations website at https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/emt.

SEM thanks
Abduvalī Abdurashidov (Author), Evan Rapport (Translator), Richard Wolf (Manuscript Editor/General Editor), Sino Mahmudov (Peer Reviewer), and Catherine Mullen and Marysol Quevedo (Editorial Assistants) for the preparation of this translation. Special thanks also to contributors to SEM’s Sound Future Campaign, which is supporting this publication series.

Ethnomusicology Translations is a peer-reviewed, open-access online series for the publication of ethnomusicological literature translated into English. Articles and other literature in any language other than English will be considered for editorial review, translation, and publication. Preference will be given to individual articles published in scholarly journals or books during the past 20 years. As a central online resource, Ethnomusicology Translations aims to increase access to the global scope of recent music scholarship and advance ethnomusicology as an international field of research and communication.

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