Language and music are connected in manyways. As social and cultural practices, they have been intertwined inmultiple ways. Musical and linguistic practices are often intertwined toexpress distinct and complex identities, attitudes, ideologies, social rolesand political views. Spaces characterized by migration, contact, multilingualism, and colonial inequalities, are particularly interestingfor the study of the intersections between language and music. This volume is the first book-lengthaccount of contact languages and music. It offers a stimulating collectionof contributions on different territories, multiple musical genres andtopics, and various methodological approaches. The chapters address myriadtopics such as nationality, ethnicity, identity, gender, migration anddiaspora.