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Kubik, Gerhard 1934-

Works: 275 works in 533 publications in 6 languages and 5,628 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Music  Conference proceedings  Folklore  History  Portraits 
Roles: Compiler, Honoree, Performer, Commentator, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Contributor, Collector, Translator
Classifications: ML3521, 781.643096
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Publications about Gerhard Kubik
Publications by Gerhard Kubik
Most widely held works about Gerhard Kubik
Most widely held works by Gerhard Kubik
Africa and the blues by Gerhard Kubik( file )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 2,393 libraries worldwide
In 1969 Gerhard Kubik chanced to encounter a Mozambican labor migrant, a miner in Transvaal, South Africa, tapping a cipendani, a mouth-resonated musical bow. A comparable instrument was seen in the hands of a white Appalachian musician who claimed it as part of his own cultural heritage. Through connections like these Kubik realized that the link between these two far-flung musicians is African-American music, the sound that became the blues. Such discoveries reveal a narrative of music evolution for Kubik, a cultural anthropologist and ethnomusicologist. Traveling in Africa, Brazil, Venezuela, and the United States, he spent forty years in the field gathering the material for Africa and the Blues. In this book, Kubik relentlessly traces the remote genealogies of African cultural music through eighteen African nations, especially in the Western and Central Sudanic Belt. Included is a comprehensive map of this cradle of the blues, along with 31 photographs gathered in his fieldwork. The author also adds clear musical notations and descriptions of both African and African American traditions and practices and calls into question the many assumptions about which elements of the blues were "European" in origin and about which came from Africa. Unique to this book is Kubik's insight into the ways present-day African musicians have adopted and enlivened the blues with their own traditions. With scholarly care but with an ease for the general reader, Kubik proposes an entirely new theory on blue notes and their origins. Tracing what musical traits came from Africa and what mutations and mergers occurred in the Americas, he shows that the African American tradition we call the blues is truly a musical phenomenon belonging to the African cultural world [Publisher description]
Theory of African music by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Taken together, these comprehensive volumes offer an authoritative account of the music of Africa. One of the most prominent experts on the subject, Gerhard Kubik draws on his extensive travels and three decades of study in many parts of the continent to compare and contrast a wealth of musical traditions from a range of cultures. In the first volume, Kubik describes and examines xylophone playing in southern Uganda and harp music from the Central African Republic; compares multi-part singing from across the continent; and explores movement and sound in eastern Angola. And in the second volume, he turns to the cognitive study of African rhythm, Yoruba chantefables, the musical Kachamba family of Malaŵi, and African conceptions of space and time. Each volume features an extensive number of photographs and is accompanied by a compact disc of Kubik's own recordings. Erudite and exhaustive, Theory of African Music will be an invaluable reference for years to come [Publisher description]
Westafrika by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in German and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Ostafrika by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
9 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 238 libraries worldwide
The Kachamba Brothers' Band: a study of neo-traditional music in Malaŵi by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 libraries worldwide
NYAU : Maskenbünde im südlichen Malaŵi by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in German and Undetermined and held by 125 libraries worldwide
African guitar solo fingerstyle guitar music, composers and performers of Congo/Zaire, Uganda, Central African Republic, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia : audio-visual field recordings, 1966-1993, by Gerhard Kubik ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Multiple languages and English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
African guitar presents cultural anthropologist Gerhard Kubik's personal field recordings from 1966-1993. This video offers a rare view into the rich textures of African fingerstyle guitar music
Angolan traits in Black music, games and dances of Brazil : a study of African cultural extensions overseas by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
10 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Codification of African music and textbook project : a primer of practical suggestions for field research by Hugh Tracey( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Tusona : Luchazi ideographs : a graphic tradition of West-Central Africa by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
For Gerhard Kubik : festschrift on the occasion of his 60th birthday ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Natureza e estrutura de escalas musicais africanas by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
9 editions published in 1970 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Malaŵian music : a framework for analysis by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Nchimi chikanga : the battle against witchcraft in Malawi by Boston Soko( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Extensionen afrikanischer Kulturen in Brasilien by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Makisi nyau mapiko = Maskentraditionen im bantu-sprachigen Afrika by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Zum Verstehen afrikanischer Musik : ausgewählte Aufsätze by Gerhard Kubik( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 59 libraries worldwide
African perspectives : pre-colonial history, anthropology, and ethnomusicology ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Kūbikku, Geruharuto 1934-
クービック, ゲルハルト
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