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Representing African Music Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions

Author: Kofi Agawu
Publisher: Florence Taylor and Francis 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The aim of this book is to stimulate debate by offering a critique of discourse about African music. Who writes about African music, how, and why? What assumptions and prejudices influence the presentation of ethnographic data? Even the term ""African music"" suggests there is an agreed-upon meaning, but African music signifies differently to different people. This book also poses the question then, ""What is  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kofi Agawu
ISBN: 9780415943895 0415943892 9781317794066 1317794060
OCLC Number: 923557215
Description: 1 online resource (519 Seiten)

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Offers a critique of discourse about African music. This work offers a look at the history of African music scholarship. It offers an alternative "Afro-centric" means of understanding African music,  Read more...

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"presents a new way to think about African music. . .obligatory reading. ."-Grant Olwage, "South African Journal of Musicology "few books in recent years have pursued a more ambitious agenda. . . Read more...

 
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