A Review of John Baily's War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan: The Ethnographer’s Tale.

  • Alexander Bukovich Christopher Newport University

Abstract

John Baily’s War, Exile, and the Music of Afghanistan: The Ethnographer’s Tale provides a personalized account of his encounters with Afghan music and musicians over forty years. Baily has been at the forefront of cataloguing Afghan music and musicians in recent decades. In the book, Baily presents his ethnographer’s tale in eight chapters, which include an introductory summary of the historical and political context of Afghanistan before the coups of 1978, the Taliban in Afghanistan, and the global circulation of Afghanistan’s music.

Published
2018-06-09