Traditional Musics in the Modern World: Transmission, Evolution, and Challenges

  • Bo-Wah Leung

Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Transmission of Traditional Music in Different Contexts

  3. Authenticity and Evolution of Traditional Musics

  4. Challenges for Sustainability

About this book


This book reviews the current practices of traditional musics in various cultures of all continents, and examines the impact and significance of traditional musics in the modern world. A diverse group of experts of musicology and music education collaborate to expose the current practices and challenges of transmission and evolution of traditional musics in order to seek sustainable development, so that traditional musics can take the place they deserve in the modern world and continue to contribute to human civilization.

This volume contains three main sections that include transmission of traditional musics, authenticity and evolution, as well as challenges in future. Based on the chapters, the editor proposes four major trends of transmission of traditional musics, namely, formalization, politicization, Westernization and modernization in transforming contexts.


Traditional African American music Higher and secondary education Traditional music in music educaton Taoist ritual music in Hong Kong Modes of music learning Ethnomusicology music traditions and cultural identity

Editors and affiliations

  • Bo-Wah Leung
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cultural and Creative ArtsThe Education University of Hong KongTai Po, N.T.Hong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91598-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91599-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-4528
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-0069
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