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The Garland handbook of African music

Author: Ruth M Stone
Publisher: New York : Garland, 2000.
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"Here in a single paperback volume is a comprehensive set of essays, written by the leading scholars in the field, that explores all aspects of African music. This handbook provides an introduction to the continent and its many musical forms, including a discussion of issues and processes in the study of African music and a number of regional case studies covering North, West, East, Central, and Southern Africa.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth M Stone
ISBN: 0815334737 9780815334736
OCLC Number: 41944749
Notes: Articles originally published in: The Garland encyclopedia of world music, v. 1, Africa. 1998.
Description: xiv, 397 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction to African music. Profile of Africa ; African music in a constellation of arts ; Exploring African music / Ruth M. Stone --
pt. 2. Issues and processes in African music. Notation and oral tradition / Kay Kaufman Shelemay --
Dance in communal life / Patience A. Kwakwa --
Islam in Liberia / Lester P. Monts --
The guitar in Africa / Andrew L. Kaye --
Kru mariners and migrants of the West African coast / Cynthia Schmidt --
Latin American musical influences in Zaïre / Kazadi wa Mukuna --
Popular music in Africa / Angela Impey --
pt. 3. Regional case studies. West Africa : West Africa : an introduction / Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje --
Yoruba popular music / Christopher Waterman --
North Africa : North Africa : an introduction ; Tuareg music / Caroline Card Wendt --
East Africa : East Africa : an introduction / Peter Cooke ; Music in Tanzania / Stephen H. Martin --
Central Africa : Central Africa : an introduction / Gerhard Kubik --
Musical life in the Central African Republic / Michelle Kisliuk --
Southern Africa : Southern Africa : an introduction / John E. Kaemmer --
Popular music in South Africa / David B. Coplan.
Other Titles: Garland encyclopedia of world music.
Responsibility: edited by Ruth M. Stone.
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"This is an important publication, ready for use by students, teachers, and researchers, and rich with reference value for all in the humanities."-American Reference Books Annual, 2000

 
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