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African music : new challenges, new vocations

Author: Manda Tchebwa
Publisher: Paris : UNESCO, 2005.
Series: Memory of peoples.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This publication covers the variety of African music, as well as its historical and geographical roots. The second part focuses on African music at the dawn of globalization and the impact of the Internet on music in general. Lastly, a third part examines the main challenges for the future such as: developing the music industry and the performing arts, safeguarding the ancestral heritage, preventing piracy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manda Tchebwa
ISBN: 9231039881 9789231039881
OCLC Number: 62109504
Description: 100 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. African music : general reflections --
Re-establishing Africa's musical landscapes --
Spatial distribution of the varous aesthetics --
pt. 2. African music today --
The main challenges --
Illegal music traffic --
Conclusion : new challenges, new vocations.
Series Title: Memory of peoples.
Other Titles: Musiques africaines.
Responsibility: Manda Tchebwa.

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This publication covers the variety of African music, as well as its historical and geographical roots. The second part focuses on African music at the dawn of globalization and the impact of the Internet on music in general. Lastly, a third part examines the main challenges for the future such as: developing the music industry and the performing arts, safeguarding the ancestral heritage, preventing piracy, including illegal downloads from online services, and protecting the artists and their work. A thorough list of recordings made throughout various African countries is included.--Publisher's description.

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