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The African imagination in music

Author: V Kofi Agawu
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Oxford scholarship online.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The African Imagination in Music, noted music scholar Kofi Agawy offers a fresh introduction to the vast, immensely rich and diverse set of repertoires that comprise the sound worlds of Sub-Saharan African music. Agawu introduces readers to the basic elements of African music and to the values upon which they are built. He then explores the key dimensions and resources of African music, including the place of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V Kofi Agawu
ISBN: 9780190263201 0190263202 9780190263218 0190263210 9780190263232 0190263237
OCLC Number: 912045418
Awards: Winner of Co-winner of the 2018 Kwabena Nketia Book Award, awarded by the African Music Section.
Description: x, 372 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
Contents: Music and/in society --
Musical instruments --
Language and/in music --
The rhythmic imagination --
The melodic imagination --
The formal imagination --
Harmony, or simultaneous doing --
Appropriating African music.
Series Title: Oxford scholarship online.
Responsibility: by Kofi Agawu.

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The African Imagination in Music offers a fresh introduction to the vast and complex world of Sub-Saharan African music. Through close readings of traditional music and references to popular music,  Read more...

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