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Mandiani drum and dance : Djimbe performance and Black aesthetics from Africa to the New World

Author: Mark Sunkett
Publisher: Tempe, AZ : White Cliffs Media, ©1995.
Series: Performance in world music series.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sunkett, Mark, 1949-
Mandiani drum and dance.
Tempe, AZ : White Cliffs Media, ©1995
(OCoLC)671558065
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Sunkett
ISBN: 0941677788 9780941677783 0941677761 9780941677769 094167777X 9780941677776 094167780X 9780941677806 0941677796 9780941677790
OCLC Number: 29030898
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction : Methodologies ; Toward understanding aesthetics ; African music and dance in the United States: a brief history --
Mandiani in West Africa : Song and singing ; Age, gender and occasion for Mandiani in Africa --
The dance : Posture ; Rhythm in movement --
The instruments : Shape, size and sound of the drums ; Materials and construction ; Wearing the drum and posture --
Rhythms : Signals ; Accompaniment --
Drummers ; The learning process : Costume --
Manidiani in the United States: a discussion of aesthetics ; African music and dance in the African-American community : Song and singing ; Age and occasion for Mandiani in the United States --
The drum and the drummer : Sound and frequency range ; Beat and rhythm ; Health, posture and comfort ; Understanding solo concepts ; Parts --
The social element : The dance class : The performance ; The drum ensemble --
Gender issues --
The dance and the dancer : The dance class : Posture --
Movement : Movements that are quick and athletic ; Movements that show the body ; Movements that are grounded and low ; Movements with a sensual quality --
Technique ; Staging ; Mental state --
The African-American community : Social environment : Hierarchy and personalities ; Human interaction ; Communication ; Drummer communication ; Dancer communication ; Collective ensemble communication --
Costuming : Authenticity ; Materials used ; Symbolism : Dance and symbolism ; Drumming and symbolism ; Color and symbolism --
Cosmetics ; Styles for women ; Styles for men ; Instruments ; Theatrical properties and accessories --
The psychological aesthetic : Symbolism ; Time and cultural aesthetics ; Intelligence and cultural aesthetics ; Ego and cultural aesthetics --
Summary of aesthetic values held by African-Americans associated with Mandiani : The African-American position on Africa and African culture ; Social aesthetics of African-Americans ; Physical elements in the African-American aesthetic ; Interpersonal values in the African-American aesthetic ; Conceptual practices or aesthetic modes of operation ; Individual or personal aesthetic values ; The metaphysical aesthetic --
Conclusion --
Appendix-list of informants.
Series Title: Performance in world music series.
Responsibility: Mark Sunkett.

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