The Garland Handbook of African Music / Edition 2

The Garland Handbook of African Music / Edition 2

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by Ruth M. Stone
     
 

The Garland Handbook of African Music is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 1, Africa, (1997). Revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Africa and examine the ways in which music helps to define the identity of this particular

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The Garland Handbook of African Music is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 1, Africa, (1997). Revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Africa and examine the ways in which music helps to define the identity of this particular area.

Part One provides an in-depth introduction to Africa. Part Two focuses on issues and processes, such as notation and oral tradition, dance in communal life, and intellectual property. Part Three focuses on the different regions, countries, and cultures of Africa with selected regional case studies.

The second edition has been expanded to include exciting new scholarship that has been conducted since the first edition was published. Questions for Critical Thinking at the end of each major section guide and focus attention on what musical and cultural issues arise when one studies the music of Africa — issues that might not occur in the study of other musics of the world. An accompanying audio compact disc offers musical examples of some of the music of Africa.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415961028
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/25/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Audio Examples
Contributing Authors
Preface
Pt. 1Introduction to African Music1
Profile of Africa2
African Music in a Constellation of Arts7
Exploring African Music13
Pt. 2Issues and Processes in African Music23
Notation and Oral Tradition24
Dance in Communal Life43
Islam in Liberia51
The Guitar in Africa74
Kru Mariners and Migrants of the West African Coast94
Latin American Musical Influences in Zaire107
Popular Music in Africa113
Pt. 3Regional Case Studies137
West Africa: An Introduction140
Yoruba Popular Music169
North Africa: An Introduction188
Tuareg Music206
East Africa: An Introduction230
Music in Tanzania243
Central Africa: An Introduction260
Musical Life in the Central African Republic291
Southern Africa: An Introduction310
Popular Music in South Africa333
Glossary355
A Guide to Publications on African Music365
A Guide to Recordings of African Music373
A Guide to Films and Videos377
Notes on the Audio Examples379
Index383

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