Daniela Fischlin is Professor of English at the University of Guelph and co-author ofEduardo Galeano: Through the Looking Glass. He has been active as a musician for most of his life and this is his fourth book devoted to an interdisciplinary musical topic. Ajay Heble is Professor of English at the University of Guelph. He is the author of Landing on the Wrong Note: Jazz, Dissonance, and Critical Practice and co-editor of The Other Side of Nowhere: Jazz, Improvisation, and Communities in Dialogue. He is an accomplished pianist.
"A rich collection of ideas and information about music that inspires, delights, and educates at the same time. It is especially welcome at a time when people doing music are called upon by world events to walk out on the stage and do the unexpected." --Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States "A complex and thought-provoking set of essays, which addresses politics, human rights, and resistance in music on a global scale. ... Rebel Musics encourages us to dig deeply and confront the contradictions, power imbalances, and ethical questions constantly circulating through sound and social practice. Read this!" --Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music, Harvard University "An important new collection, Fischlin and Heble's Rebel Musics for the first time brings together the fields of politics, popular music and human rights. Diverse and challenging, celebratory but refreshingly realistic, I strongly recommend Rebel Musics to all those interested in music and its political possibilities." --Chris Gibson, University of New South Wales