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Musicmakers of west Africa

Author: John Collins
Publisher: Washington, DC : Three Continents Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Introducing the development of West African popular music, this text begins with a discussion of the early Highlife bands. It then traces the growth and diversification of various popular musical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Collins
ISBN: 0894100750 9780894100758 0894100769 9780894100765
OCLC Number: 12825412
Notes: "Collection of essays and interviews"--Page 1.
"An original by Three Continents.
Description: 177 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: E.T. Mensah --
Kwaa Mensah : the palm wine guitarist --
The concert musician E.K. Nyame --
The Jaguar Jokers --
Dagomba simpa music --
Sierra Leone --
Nigerian juju music, apala, and guitar bands --
Music from the Congo and French-speaking West Africa --
Ignace de Souza from the People's Republic of Benin --
A conversation with Kofi Ghanaba --
Sir Victor Uwaifo --
The dance band musician Stan Plange --
Konimo : a Ghanaian folk guitarist --
Wulomei and the Ghanaian folk revival --
Pop music in West Africa --
Fela, the "Chief Priest of Afro-Beat" --
"F" Promotions --
Segun Bucknor and popular music in Lagos --
Music unions in West Africa --
The West African recording business.
Other Titles: Music makers of west Africa.
Responsibility: John Collins.

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