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Africa come back : the popular music of West Africa

Author: Geoffrey HaydonPenny CorkeSegun AdewaleNana Kwame AmpaduMohammed Malcolm BenAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2003]
Series: Repercussions: a celebration of African influenced music, 7.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Just as Africa has impacted the music of the Caribbean and the Americas, so has the New World reciprocated, strongly influencing the music of contemporary Africa. This program looks at the popular music scene in Ghana and West Africa documenting the history of musical genres such as hi-life, presenting the sounds of the palm wine guitar, the plangent harmonies of nnwonkoro, and the polyrhythms of kpanlogo.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Haydon; Penny Corke; Segun Adewale; Nana Kwame Ampadu; Mohammed Malcolm Ben; John Collins; Frankie Laine; Gifty Collins; Paul Nimo Boampong; Manhyia Nnwonkoro; African Brothers Band International (Ghana); Third Eye Films Productions.; RM Arts (Firm); Channel Four (Great Britain); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 52081946
Notes: Originally produced in 1984.
Credits: Director, Geoffrey Haydon ; producer, Penny Corke.
Performer(s): Segun Adewale & his Superstars International, Nana Ampadu and the African Brothers Band International, Mohammed Malcolm Ban, John Collins, Frankie Laine, Gifty Collins, Koo Nimo, Manhyia Nnwonkoro.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Repercussions: a celebration of African influenced music, 7.
Other Titles: Popular music of West Africa
Responsibility: Third Eye Productions, Ltd. for Channel Four in association with RM Arts ; Penny Corke, producer ; directed by Geoffrey Haydon.

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Just as Africa has impacted the music of the Caribbean and the Americas, so has the New World reciprocated, strongly influencing the music of contemporary Africa. This program looks at the popular music scene in Ghana and West Africa documenting the history of musical genres such as hi-life, presenting the sounds of the palm wine guitar, the plangent harmonies of nnwonkoro, and the polyrhythms of kpanlogo.

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