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Fiddling in West Africa : touching the spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures

Author: Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
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Fiddling has had a lengthy history in Africa which has long been ignored. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje corrects this oversight with an expansive study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures of West Africa. DjeDje not only explains the history of the instrument itself, but also discusses the processes of stylistic transference and adaptation, suggesting how these may have contributed to differing  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell.
Fiddling in West Africa.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007020501
(OCoLC)132584233
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje
ISBN: 9780253000095 0253000092
OCLC Number: 237005718
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 337 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : A master fiddler and a significant but little-known tradition --
Fiddling in West Africa : understanding the culture area --
An affirmation of identity : Fulbe fiddling in Senegambia --
Calling the Bori spirits : Hausa fiddling in Nigeria --
In service to the king : Dagbamba fiddling in Ghana.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje.

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Fiddling has had a lengthy history in Africa which has long been ignored. This work aims to correct this oversight with a study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures of West Africa.  Read more...

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