The following represent additional materials, books, articles, cds, websites, and video clips, presented for your pleasure and convenience. It is by no means a complete listing of all works or sources on Asian musical, artistic, performance traditions. It continues in the spirit of our "Materials for Inspiration" section and is intended to serve as a reminder of the richness and variety of musical instruments and performance traditions in Asia. The challenge still remains: Are you creating contemporary art that forms some sort of dialogue or convergence with Asian musical traditions?

Ensemble Nipponia. Japan: Kabuki & Other Traditional Music. ©1995
  by Nonesuch, ASIN B00005IWQ, Audio cassette, Compact disc, MP3 download.

Fiesta Filipina. Traditional Museum from the Philippines.
  ©1999by Arc Music, ASIN B00000HYW1, Compact disc.

Chum Ngek. Homrong: Classical Music from Cambodia. ©2009,
   2004 by Celestial Harmonies, ASIN B0006VF756, Compact disc.

Kulintang Arts, Kulintang Ensemble. World Kulintang Institute: 3rd Century
  Gong/Ensemble Music from the Southern Philippines. ©1994 by World Kulintang
  Institute, ASIN B000000LXN, Compact disc.

Liu Fang. Chinese Traditional Pipa Music. ©1997 by Oliver
  Sudden. ASIN B00000JFPM. MP3 Download, Compact disc. Lui Fang

Orchestre Hsaing Waing. Myanmar: Burmese Harp.
  ©2001 by Unesco, ASIN B00005IC8C, Compact disc.

Sunazaki, Tomoko. Tegoto: Japanese Koto Music. ©1992 by Fortuna
  Records, ASIN B0000007UQ, Audio cassette, MP3 Download, Compact disc.

Takahashi Yujiro and friends. Min'yô: Folk Songs From Japan.
  ©1999 by Nimbus Records, ASIN B00001ZT1A, Compact disc.

Various Artists. The Best: Nihon no Dentô Ongaku Meikyoku Shû
  (Traditional Japanese Music). ©2008 by Columbia Music Entertainment,
  ASIN B001GkXR0I, JAN4988001040309, Compact disc.

Various Artists. Borneo: Music of Dayak & Of Punan.
  ©1999 by Buda Musique, ASIN B00000HY47, Compact disc.

Various Artists. The Music of Cambodia Box Set. ©1994
  by Celestial Harmonies, ASIN B00000080A, Compact disc.

Various Artists. Music of Indonesia (Smithsonian Folkway Series), 20 vols. ©1992,
  1991 by Smithsonian Folkways, ASIN B000001DIQ, MP3 Download, Compact disc.

Various Artists. The Ongaku Masters, An Anthology of Japanese Classical Music,
  5 cd boxed set. ©2005 by Celestial Harmonies, ASIN B0007GD4LE, Compact disc.

Various Artists. Music of Vietnam, 3 cd boxed set. ©1995
  by Celestial Harmonies, ASIN B000000808, Compact disc.

Addiss, Stephen. The Resonance of the Qin in
  East Asian Art. New York: China Institute Gallery, 1999.

Brandon, James R. "Kabuki and Shakespeare: Balancing Yin
  and Yang." TDR 43, no. 2 (Summer, 1999): 15-53, James Brandon

Broughton, Simon, Mark Ellingham, and Richard Trillo,
  with Orla Duane and Vanessa Dowell, eds.
World Music:
  The Rough Guide Volume One: Africa, Europe & The Middle East.
  London: Rough Guides, 1999, Google Books

Cooler, Richard M. The Karen Drums of Burma: Types, Iconography,
  Manufacture and Use. Leiden, Boston, Tokyo: Brill Academic Publishers, 1997.

Dunning, Jennifer. "Baryshnikov Flirts with
  Kabuki."New York Times, Jan. 12, 1999, Article

Dunning, Jennifer. "Stage: At the Metropolitan, Grand
  Kabuki's 'Sakura-hime.'" The New York Times, Jul. 15, 1985.

Gutierrez, Peter. Eastern Asia. Chicago:
  Heinemann/Raintree, 2007, Google Books

Harich-Schneider, Eta. A History of Japanese
  Music. London: Oxford University Press,  1973.

Ho, Edward. "Aesthetic Considerations in Understanding Chinese Literati
  Musical Behaviour." British Journal of Ethnomusicology 6 (1997):  35-49.

Kisselgoff, Anna. "City Ballet: 'Bugaku,' A Balanchine
  Revival." The New York Times, April 24, 1984, Article

Kisselgoff, Anna. "Dance: Tamasaburo
  Bando, Kabuki." The New York Times, May 6, 1984,

Maceda, Jose. Gongs & Bamboo: A Panorama of Philippine
  Music Instruments. Quezon City: University of Philippines Press, 1998.

Malm, William P. Japanese Music and Musical
  Instruments. Rutland, VT and Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1959.

Miller, Terry. "From Country Hick to Rural Hip: A New Identity through Music
  for Northeast Thailand." Asian Music 36, no. 2 (Summer - Autumn, 2005): 96-106.

Miller, Terry E. and Sean Williams, eds. The Garland Handbook of
  Southeast Asian Music. New York and Oxon, UK: Routledge, 2008, Google Books

Morton, David. The Traditional Music of Thailand. Berkeley,
  Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1976, Google Books

Nakamura, Ryoko M. "Bando Tamasaburo Revives Tradition of
  Men Playing Women in China." The Japan Times, Mar. 13, 2009, Article

Nettl, Bruno, Stone, Ruth M., Porter,James, and
  Timothy Rice, eds.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World
  Music. Ten volumes. New York: Garland Pub., 1998.

Piggott, Francis Taylor, Sir. The Music and Musical
  Instruments of Japan. New York: De Capo Press, 1971.

Rees, Helen, ed. Lives in Chinese Music.
  Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2009, Google Books

Reynolds, Roger and Toru Takemitsu. "Roger Reynolds and
  Toru Takemitsu: A Conversation." The Musical Quarterly 80, no 1
  (Spring, 1996): 61-76, Book

Simonini, Ross. "They Call Him Mawlummawkhaenfalang: Meet
  Jonny Olsen, former semi-pro skater and downtown scenester. He's
  now a Laotian pop star." LA Weekly, Nov. 19, 2008, Article

Susilo, Hardja. "Musics of Southeast Asia." Music Educators
  Journal 59, no. 2, Music in World Cultures (Oct., 1972): 35-39.

Terasaki, Hironori and Gotô Yukihiro. "Trends in the Japanese
  Theatrical World." Asian Theatre Journal 1, no. 1 (Spring, 1984): 104-108, Book

Wade, Bonnie C. Imaging Sound: An Ethnomusicological Study of
  Music, Art, and Culture in Mughal India (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology).
  Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1999.

Wade, Bonnie C. Music in Japan: Experiencing Music,
  Expressing Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Wade, Bonnie C. Thinking Musically: Experiencing Music,
  Expressing Culture, 2e. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Watt, James. "The Qin and the Chinese Literati."
  Orientations Magazine (Nov. 1981): 38-49. Article

Wolfgang Breyer. "Toru Takemitsu: My music is like a garden, and I am
  the gardener" (1996), originally published in Soundtrack! Magazine. Article

Khmer Traditional Music

Chinese Kunqu Opera

List of Chinese Musical Instruments

Chinese traditional instruments/music

The Chinese pipa instrument, The Metropolitan Museum
of Art Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

The Chinese qin instrument, The Metropolitan Museum
of Art Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Music India Online

Music in Java, Indonesia

The khaen instrument, Laos

Making the khaen instrument, Laos watch

Korean Bongsan talchum (mask dance)

Korean Samul nori (percussion music)

Lao Classical Music

Lao Music, diverse genres with video clips

The Lao Rocket Festival, NIU's Center
for Southeast Asian studies

Myanmar traditional music

Traditional Music of Southeast Asia (information on music
of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, "Myanmar," Malaysia,
Indonesia, and the Philippines)

Pop/Contemporary Thai (sampling online)

Vietnamese Music (music and video)

Wang Fei, Director, North American Guqin Association

Wu Rujun, Peking Opera performer of female roles, actor,
and musician of the jinghu, a two-stringed bowed instrument
"New Peking Opera Adds Kabuki, Ballet." Shanghai
Daily, Nov. 28, 2007.

Wu Rujun, Peking Opera performer of female roles, actor,
and musician of the jinghu, a two-stringed bowed instrument
Global Times, Jun. 9, 2009


Balinese Traditional Music

Gamelan Cenik Wayah, CW Ubud Bali, PKB watch

Gamelan Gong Kebyar from Bali watch

Burmese (Myanmar) Traditional Music

Brass Gong (Maung Saing) watch

Orchestra and Dance performance watch

Yadano Oo, Burmese Harp watch

Saing Waing, Pat-waing watch

Puppet Dance, JVC Anthology of World Music and Dance watch

Village musical dance, "U Shwe Yo & Daw Moe" watch

"Mani Sandar," Poe E. San watch

Cambodia Traditional Music and Performance

Apsara Dancers, JVC Anthology of World Music and Dance watch

Traditional music performed by land mine victims, Angkor Wat watch

"Kun and Phoung Wedding (The Groom's Processional)" watch

Buddhist monks chanting ceremonial blessing, Kandal Province watch

Khmer New Year 2011 watch

Chinese Traditional Music

Guqin (stringed zither) watch

Pipa, performed by Liu Fang watch

NIU Chinese Music Ensemble watch

Chinese Contemporary Pop with
Elements of Traditional Music/Theater

Lee Hom Wang watch

Lee Hom Wang watch

Filipino Traditional and Contemporary

Pandanggo sa Ilaw: Filipino traditional dance watch

Pandanggo sa Ilaw: Filipino traditional dance 2 watch

Grace Nono, contemporary folk watch

Indian Performance Traditions

Classical Hindustani sitar, Pandit Nikhil Banerjee watch

A modern Lavani performance watch

Rajshri Marathi's Media youtube channel,
including clips from Indian musicals

Rajshri Marathi's Media 2 watch

Indonesian Traditional Music

Javanese gamelan, "Ketawang Mijil Wigaringtyas"
performed by Marsudi Raras from Delft

Javanese gamelan, Gamelan Kusuma Laras, in New York watch

Ramayana, Golden Deer excerpt, Central Java watch

"Mission Impossible" music ala Gamelan, Kua Etnika watch

Classical Performance Traditions in Japan

UNESCO provides excellent descriptions of gagaku
(Japanese Imperial Court Music), nôgaku (or Noh theater),
bunraku (Puppet Theater), and kabuki theater

Gagaku watch

Kunaicho website – Gagaku music
(Japanese Imperial Court Music)

Nôgaku Theater watch

Bunraku (Puppet) Theater watch

Kabuki Theatre watch

Folk Traditions and Festivals in Japan

World Heritage Gokayama of the Four Seasons,
In the Evening of Spring (traditional folk dance and
folk song [minyo] from Shirakawa-go and Gokayama)

Aomori Nebuta Festival, 2007 watch

Nôryô Bon Odori watch

New York Tokyo Ondo Bon Odori watch

Japanese Dance-Bon Odori (Bon dance at the
2006 Japanese Festival, Missouri Botanical Gardens)

Japanese Taiko (Drum)

Kodô, Japanese taiko drumming watch

Kodo - "O-Daiko" watch

Ondekoza (Demon Drummers) watch

Ondekoza (Demon Drummers) 2 watch

Traditions Evolving in
Japanese Contemporary Music

Yoshida Brothers watch

Kitaro, "Sand" watch

Pop music with Okinawan
(Ryukyuan) folk elements

Begin, "Sanshin no hana" (2006) watch

Alfredo Casero, "Shima uta" watch

The Boom, featuring Miyazawa Kazufumi watch

The Boom, featuring Miyazawa Kazufumi 2 watch

Natsukawa Rimi, "Hana" watch

Nenes, "No Woman No Cry" watch

Nenes, "Hiyamikachibushi" watch

Ry Cooder, "Going Back to Okinawa with Shoukichi Kina" watch

Korean Traditional Performance

Lion Dance watch

Traditional court dance, Yeon hwa mu (Lotus flower dance) watch

Traditional Dance for Peaceful Reign, Taepyeongmu watch

Drum dance,  Samgo-mu (three drums) watch

Drum dance,  Ohgo-mu (five drums) watch

Drum dance,  Chilgo-mu (seven drums) watch

Traditional Buddhist dance, Seungmu watch

Traditional Buddhist dance, Seungmu 2 watch

Female percussion dance, Jango-chum watch

Female percussion dance, Jango-chum 2 watch

Female percussion dance, Jango-chum 3 watch

Female percussion dance, Jango-chum 4 watch

Fan dance watch

Fan dance 2 watch

Fan dance 3 watch

Traditional folk dance, Kgang Kkgang Sul Rae watch

Traditional percussion music, Samul nori watch

Pansori, Sarang-ga (Love song- a part of Pansori Chunhyang) watch

Traditional Shamanic Dance, Salpuri watch

Lao Traditional Music

Hmong flute, Ger Xiong (from watch

Early Hmong Music, Ib Lub Neej Tshab watch

Traditional dance watch

Traditional dance 2 watch

Traditional dance 3 watch

Traditional dance 4 watch

Malaysian Performance

Jambatan Tamparuli, Dance from Sabah (Borneo) watch

Dance, Kota Kinabalu watch

Zapin Tenglu, Johor's Heritage Foundation dancers watch

Contemporary Pop singer, Siti Nurhaliza
Prajna-paramita Hridaya Sutram (Heart Sutra), Imee Ooi

Thai Traditional Music

Traditional Puppet Theater with classical music watch

Fong Naam, music based on Thai classical ensemble watch

Classical Piphat orchestra watch

Krakatau, "Barala Duit," music with gamelan influences watch

Traditional Northeastern Thai music, Lao Mor Lam watch

Khon, classical Thai mask dance watch

Thai Sri Chai Singha Dance watch

Tibetan Traditional Music and "Soundscapes"

Buddhist Chant, Shar Gang-Ri Ma watch

Vietnamese Traditional Music

Hue Royal Court Music (Nha nhac cung dinh Hue) watch

Traditional music (Ca tru), where music and poetry meet watch

Folk Song, Quan ho lung lieng watch

Nho hue (Memories of Hue), Van Khanh watch