World Music: A Global Journey, Fifth Edition, explores the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. It surveys world music within a systematic study of the world's major cultures, supported by a strong pedagogical framework. Providing historical and cultural overviews of the world's seven continents, and fortified by in-depth studies of varied musical traditions, World Music: A Global Journey is known for its student-friendly approach and lively visits to "sites" that host musics of the world. The robust companion website with audio is ideal for online coursework.
Used in classrooms around the globe, World Music: A Global Journey, Fifth Edition, is an internationally acclaimed and best-selling fundamental resource for students and instructors to begin their exploration of world music and culture.
Terry E. Miller is Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University and specializes in the musics of Thailand and Laos. He co-edited the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music volume on Southeast Asia.
Andrew Shahriari is Professor of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University, as well as Coordinator of Online Courses and Graduate Studies in the School of Music. He is author of Popular World Music, Second Edition, by Routledge.