“From the turn of the 20th century, when Palestine became an exotic object of fascination for missionaries and scholars, to 21st-century transnational collaborations in hip hop and new media, Palestinian Music and Song traces the conflicting dynamics of history and tradition, innovation and change, power and resistance.
“This monumental contribution to Palestinian studies bridges the work of practitioners and scholars to make available rare oral histories, offer insights onto contemporary musical life, and redress issues of indigeneity and cultural resistance. Impressive in its scope and depth, the anthology’s organizational structure enlivens debates between scholars while providing an historical apparatus for better understanding conditions of postcoloniality. It is an indispensable resource for those interested in Middle Eastern folklore, music, history, and politics.”
— Journal of Folklore Research
“Overall, this book is a highly worthwhile read. With its variety of formats, it is appropriate for public libraries as well as academic ones.”
— Fontes Artis Musicae
“This is a book in which we see Palestinian music making Palestinian history. Crucial reading on resistance, with timely contributions by an impressive gathering of scholars, musicians, activists and organizers. ”
— Martin Stokes, King's College London