Stern's Guide to Contemporary African Music

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Reflecting 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Using this Guide
Introduction 1
Introduction to Africa - The Compilation Album 4
Pt. I The Music of Africa
1 The Political Economy of African Music: 1985-91 7
Pt. II Anglophone West Africa
2 Nigeria 17
3 Ghana 31
4 Sierra Leone 42
5 Liberia 45
Pt. III Francophone West Africa
6 Senegambia 49
7 Mali 59
8 Guinea 68
9 Cote D'Ivoire 73
10 Burkina Faso 78
11 Togo 82
12 Benin 84
13 Niger 87
14 Chad 90
15 Mauritania 91
16 Guinea-Bissau 93
17 Cape Verde 95
18 Cameroon 97
Pt. IV Central Africa
19 Zaire/Congo 107
20 Gabon 134
21 Angola 137
22 Sao Tome and Principe 140
23 Central African Republic 141
24 Equatorial Guinea 142
25 Rwanda 143
26 Burundi 144
Pt. V East Africa
27 Kenya 147
28 Tanzania 158
29 Uganda 163
30 Ethiopia 166
31 Sudan 170
32 Somalia 172
33 Djibouti 173
34 Madagascar 174
35 The Islands of the Indian Ocean - Reunion/Seychelles/Mauritius/Comoros 178
Pt. VI Southern Africa
36 South Africa 185
37 Zimbabwe 194
38 Zambia 204
39 Malawi 214
40 Mozambique 216
41 Namibia 219
42 Botswana 221
Appendix: Pan-African Productions 223
Select Bibliography 224
Index 227
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