Call for Reviewers for Books, Films, & Sound Recordings

Ethnomusicology Review is seeking to expand its circle of reviewers for books, films, and album/sound recordings. We extend an invitation in particular to music scholars and graduate students in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Sound Studies, Jazz, and Popular Music Studies to submit a book review to our journal.      

If interested, please contact the ER Reviews Editor, Will Matczynski, with your contact information and a brief note that includes your academic background and research interests. The reviewer will receive a complimentary copy from the publisher and the appreciation of our professional community. A list of available books for review can be viewed here:    


Available Books for Review:


Alonso-Minutti, Ana R., Eduardo Herrera, and Alejandro L. Madrid, eds. Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America.

Borge, Jason. Tropical Riffs: Latin America and the Politics of Jazz.

Briain, Lonán Ó. Musical Minorities: The Sounds of Hmong Ethnicity in Northern Vietnam.

Lau, Frederick and Christine R. Yano, eds. Making Waves: Traveling Musics in Hawaii, Asia, and the Pacific.


Bidgood, Lee. Czech Bluegrass: Notes from the Heart of Europe.

Chávez, Alex E. Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño.

Fiol, Stefan. Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility.

Fiol-Matta, Licia. The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music.

García, David F. Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music's African Origins.

Guillebaud, Christine. Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound.

Harris, Robin R. Storytelling in Siberia: The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World.

Jones-Bamman, Richard. Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World.

Karush, Matthew B. Musicians in Transit: Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music.

Maliangkay, Roald. Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea's Central Folksong Traditions.

Miszcynski, Milosz and Adriana Helbig, eds. Hip Hop at Europe's Edge: Music, Agency, and Social Change.

Ramnarine, Tina K., ed. Global Perspectives on Orchestras: Collective Creativity and Social Agency.

Weintraub, Andrew Noah and Bart A. Barendregt, eds. Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities.


Biancorosso, Giorgio. Situated Listening: The Sound of Absorption in Classical Cinema.

Braggs, Rashida K. Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris. 

Bruenger, David. Making Money, Making Music: History and Core Concepts

Brusila, Johannes, Bruce Johnson, and John Richardson, eds. Memory, Space, Sound

Crowdy, Denis. Hearing the Future: The Music and Magic of the Sanguma Band.

Gabbard, Krin. Better Git It in Your Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus.

Gidal, Marc. Spirit Song: Afro-Brazilian Religious Music and Boundaries.

Gilman, Lisa. My Music My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Glasser, Jonathan. The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa.

Huseynova, Aida. Music of Azerbaijan: From Mugham to Opera. 

Hutchinson, Sydney. Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music

Levin, Theodore, Saida Daukeyeva, and Elmira Köchümkulova, eds. The Music of Central Asia.

Luker, Morgan James.The Tango Machine: Musical Culture in the Age of Expediency

Narayan, Kirin. Everyday Creativity: Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills. 

Okigbo, Austin C. 2016. Music, Culture, and the Politics of Health: Ethnography of a South African AIDS Choir.

Plastino, Goffredoand and Joseph Sciorra, eds. 2016. Neapolitan Postcards: The Canzone Napoletana as Transnational Subject.

Sullivan, Jill M. Women's Bands in America: Performing Music and Gender.

Zhuo, Sun. The Chinese Zheng Zither: Contemporary Transformations.


Banfield, William C. Ethnomusicologizing: Essays on Music in the New Paradigms. 

Briggs, Jonathyne. Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities and Pop Music, 1958-1980.

Davis, Ruth F. Musical Exodus: Al-Andalus and its Jewish Diaspora. 

Dorr, Kirstie A. On Site, In Sound: Performance Geographies in América Latina.

Leymarie, Isabelle. Del tango al Reggae. Músicas Negras de América Latina y del Caribe

Levine, Victoria Lindsay and Philip V. Bohlman, eds. 2015. This Thing Called Music: Essays in Honor of Bruno Nettl.

Pettan, Svanibor and Jeff Todd Titon, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology

Pieslak, Jonathan. Radicalism and Music: An Introduction to the Music Cultures of al-Qa’ida, Racist Skinheads, Christian-Affiliated Radicals, and Eco-Animal Rights Militants.

Rivera-Rideau, Petra R. Remixing Reggaetón: The Cultural Politics of Race in Puerto Rico.

Shannon, Jonathan Holt. Performing al-Andalus: Music and Nostalgia across the Mediterranean.

Wang, Grace. Soundtracks of Asian America: Navigating Race through Musical Performance.

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