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Dear interested readers,

This issue marks the debut of the Journal of World Popular Music, and as
editors we are honoured to be associated with a journal that constitutes
a unique contribution to the academic study of international popular
musics. Spanning disciplines of popular music, ethnomusicology,
anthropology, musicology, communication, media and cultural studies,
sociology, geography and other fields, this new peer-reviewed journal
will publish high-quality articles on world popular music, the
local/global music industries, the participants in world popular music,
mediated representations of world popular music and more. This inaugural
issue has taken nearly two years in the making and reflects the
expansion of academic interest in the subject. With our active
involvement in popular music and/or ethnomusicology, we felt that a
dedicated journal would be the ideal vehicle to build on the growth of
research that amalgamates the two disciplines, among others, as well as
to capture the diverse scholarly interests of an ever more vibrant
popular music community. A concept was developed and presented to
potential publishers, notably Equinox, who shared our passion for fresh
and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of all popular music the
world over.

Table of Contents


Editors’ Introduction to Inaugural Issue

Simone Krüger , Sarah Baker

Popular Music in Australia and The Pacific

Agent of Bicultural Balance: Ganma, Yothu Yindi and the Legacy of
Mandawuy Yunupi?u

Aaron Corn

Book Review: Henry “Seaman” Dan and Karl Neuenfeldt. 2013. Steady
Steady: The Life and Music of Seaman Dan. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies
Press. 170pp. ISBN 978-1-9220-59208 (pbk).

Åse Ottosson

Selling Lokal Music: A Comparison of the Content and Promotion of Two
Locally Recorded and Released Albums in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Oli Wilson

Popular Music in Europe

Diversity and Synergy in the Recording Industry in Portugal, 1988-2008

Pedro Nunes

Event Review: Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Malmö, Sweden.

Paul Jordan

Website Review: Paul Royal and Double Bass. Europopmusic. The Online
Magazine and Encyclopedia about European Pop and Rock Music.

Emília Barna

African Popular Music

Film Review: Under African Skies. 2012. Directed by Joe Berlinger. Sony
Legacy. Blu-ray and DVD.

Brian F. Wright

Book Review: Jesse Weaver Shipley.2013. Living the Hiplife: Celebrity
and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music. Durham and London: Duke
University Press. 344 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-5366-9 (pbk)

Greg Dimitriadis

Book Review: Steven Feld. 2012. Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five
Musical Years in Ghana. Durham and London: Duke University Press. 328
pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-5162-7 (pbk)

Tony Mitchell

Book Review: Eric Charry, ed. 2012. Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in
a Globalizing World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 404 pp. ISBN
978-0-2530-05755 (pbk).

Murray Forman

World Music

Book Review: Bob W. White, ed. 2012. Music and Globalization: Critical
Encounters. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 248
pp. ISBN 978-0-253-22365-4 (pbk).

Bruce Johnson

Our Stories, From Us, The “They”: Nick Gold talks to Lucy Durán about
the Making of Buena Vista Social Club

Lucy Durán

Book Review: Jo Haynes.2013. Music, Difference and the Residue of Race.
New York and Abingdon: Routledge. 180 pp.ISBN 978-0-415-87921-7 (hbk)

Nabeel Zuberi

Should World Music Teachers Teach World Music?: Popular Music and the
World Music Survey Course

Andrew Killick

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Thank you for your interest in our journal!

Very best wishes,



Dr Simone Krüger, Programme Leader in Popular Music Studies, John Lennon
Art and Design Building, 2 Duckinfield Road, Liverpool L3 5RD, UK”

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