New publication by KITA Fellow

KITA Research Fellow Dr. Adil Johan has published a new edited book, MADE IN NUSANTARA: STUDIES IN POPULAR MUSIC. Co-edited with Mayco A. Santaella, Made in Nusantara serves as a comprehensive introduction to the history, sociology, ethnography, and musicology of historical and contemporary popular music in maritime Southeast Asia.

Each essay covers major figures, styles, and social contexts of genres of a popular nature in the Nusantara region including Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and the Philippines. Through a critical investigation of specific genres and their spaces of performance, production, and consumption, the volume is organised into four thematic areas: 1) issues in Nusantara popular music; 2) history; 3) artists and genres; and 4) national vs. local industries.

Written by scholars working in the region, Made in Nusantara brings local perspectives to the history and analysis of popular music and critically considers conceptualisations developed in the West, rendering it an intriguing read for students and scholars of popular and global music.

For more information please visit the publisher’s website here.

Book information:
Title: Made in Nusantara: Studies in Popular Music
Editors: Adil Johan & Mayco A. Santaella
Year: 2021
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780367428464