BooknewsReflecting both the explosion of interest in African music and changes in fashion and taste, this splendid guide to commercially available recordings of sub-Saharan music updates (but doesn't replace) Stern's Guide to Contemporary African Music (Pluto Press, 1988). The volume is comprised of almost entirely new material including hundreds of new and enlarged biographies; some 2,500 new discographical entries; several original essays; and more detailed ethno-linguistic maps. Distributed by Westview. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Ronnie Graham spent seven years working in Africa, and is presently Field Director for the VSO in Belize.
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