Seize the Dance: BaAka Musical Life and the Ethnography of Performance / Edition 1

Seize the Dance: BaAka Musical Life and the Ethnography of Performance / Edition 1

by Michelle Kisliuk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195308697

ISBN-13: 9780195308693

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Pygmy music" has captivated students and scholars of anthropology and music for decades if not centuries, but until now this aspect of their culture has never been described in a work that is at once vividly engaging, intellectually rigorous, and self-consciously aware of the ironies of representation. Seize the Dance! is an ethnomusical study focused on

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"Pygmy music" has captivated students and scholars of anthropology and music for decades if not centuries, but until now this aspect of their culture has never been described in a work that is at once vividly engaging, intellectually rigorous, and self-consciously aware of the ironies of representation. Seize the Dance! is an ethnomusical study focused on the music and dance of BaAka forest people, who live in the Lobaye region of the Central African Republic. Based on ethnographic research that Michelle Kisliuk conducted from 1986 through 1995, this book describes BaAka songs, drum rhythms, and dance movements—along with their contexts of social interaction—in an elegant narrative that is enhanced by many photographs, musical illustrations, and field recordings on a companion website.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195308693
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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