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West African drumming and dance in North American universities : an ethnomusicological perspective

Author: George Worlasi Kwasi Dor
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First printingView all editions and formats
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More than twenty universities and twenty other colleges in North America (USA and Canada) offer performance courses on West African ethnic dance drumming. This strong presence of a world music ensemble in the diaspora has captured and engaged the interest of scholars, musicians, dancers, and audiences. In the first-ever ethnographic study of West African drumming and dance in North American universities the author  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dor, George Worlasi Kwasi.
West African drumming and dance in North American universities.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2014
(DLC) 2013028812
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Worlasi Kwasi Dor
ISBN: 9781617039157 1617039152 9781621039952 1621039951 130653089X 9781306530897
OCLC Number: 854761801
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Historical overview of West African drumming and dance in North America, from the period of slavery (1619-1863) until the early 1960s --
Selected university ensembles : history, resources, repertoire, teaching, learning, performance(s), and reception --
Pedagogical approaches of dance drumming instructors --
The impact of West African drumming and dance on the participating student --
Path-finding agency of administrators and ensemble directors --
A transplanted musical practice flourishing in the African diaspora --
World music and globalization : West African drum-dance ensembles.
Responsibility: George Worlasi Kwasi Dor.

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