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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.
|Pt. 1||Introduction to African Music||1|
|Profile of Africa||2|
|African Music in a Constellation of Arts||7|
|Exploring African Music||13|
|Pt. 2||Issues and Processes in African Music||23|
|Notation and Oral Tradition||24|
|Dance in Communal Life||43|
|Islam in Liberia||51|
|The Guitar in Africa||74|
|Kru Mariners and Migrants of the West African Coast||94|
|Latin American Musical Influences in Zaire||107|
|Popular Music in Africa||113|
|Pt. 3||Regional Case Studies||137|
|West Africa: An Introduction||140|
|Yoruba Popular Music||169|
|North Africa: An Introduction||188|
|East Africa: An Introduction||230|
|Music in Tanzania||243|
|Central Africa: An Introduction||260|
|Musical Life in the Central African Republic||291|
|Southern Africa: An Introduction||310|
|Popular Music in South Africa||333|
|A Guide to Publications on African Music||365|
|A Guide to Recordings of African Music||373|
|A Guide to Films and Videos||377|
|Notes on the Audio Examples||379|
Posted August 28, 2014
I've never had this happen to me before, but the CD that came with the book is blank somehow. (It has the book title on the top, but I don't think any tracks were ever written to it because it's being read as blank on my computer.) Every time I try to play it on my laptop, it asks me if I want to burn a cd... I don't understand how this even happens but its extremely annoying being that I rented this for a music history class that has listening quizzes, and the mp3s aren't available anywhere online. I'd return it but the term starts in a few days. Guess I'm going to lose part of my grade this fall. Thanks. Never renting from B&N again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.