The Da Capo Guide to Contemporary African Music

The Da Capo Guide to Contemporary African Music

by Ronnie Graham
     
 

Graham provides a note on the musical development of each country, a summary of the regional influences, and biographies of leading musicians and bands. As more music lovers in the West discover the astonishing wealth and complexity of African music, the guide offers an invaluable summary of the trends, the personalities and the recordings. See more details below

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Graham provides a note on the musical development of each country, a summary of the regional influences, and biographies of leading musicians and bands. As more music lovers in the West discover the astonishing wealth and complexity of African music, the guide offers an invaluable summary of the trends, the personalities and the recordings.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This directory is essentially encyclopedic and discographic, providing biographic data on individuals along with a register of their recordings; much of the information is not available elsewhere. A political and discographic summary covers the various countries, with popular idioms discussed (though definitions are not always clear-cut); photographs and maps enhance the proceedings. Though there is an index, it is not as comprehensive as the subject merits. Since this music is no longer a local phenomenon but is gaining followers in England, France, Germany, and the United States, this introduction is important for all music collections.Dominique-Rene de Lerma, Morgan State Univ., Baltimore

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306803253
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/01/1988
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Pages:
722
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.78(d)

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