The Garland Handbook of African Music / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815334736
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Paperbacks Series
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Stone is Associate Vice Provost for Research and Laura Boulton Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the African Studies Program at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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Table of Contents

List of Audio Examples     ix
List of Contributors     xi
Preface to the Second Edition     xiii
Acknowledgments     xviii
Orthography     xix
Introduction to African Music     1
Profile of Africa   Ruth M. Stone     2
African Music in a Constellation of Arts   Ruth M. Stone     7
Exploring African Music   Ruth M. Stone     13
Issues and Processes in African Music     23
Notation and Oral Tradition   Kay Kaufman Shelemay     24
Conceptions of Song: Ownership, Rights, and African Copyright Law   Alex Perullo     44
Dance in Communal Life   Patience A. Kwakwa     54
Islam in Liberia   Lester P. Monts     63
The Guitar in Africa   Andrew L. Kaye     88
Kru Mariners and Migrants of the West African Coast   Cynthia Schmidt     110
Popular Music in Africa   Angela Impey     124
Music and HIV/AIDS in Africa   Gregory Barz   Judah Cohen     148
Questions for Critical Thinking: Issues and Processes in African Music     160
Regional Case Studies     163
West Africa     164
West Africa: An Introduction   Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje     166
Yoruba Popular Music   Christopher A. Waterman     198
"The Tradition" and Identity in a Diversifying Context   Daniel B. Reed     216
Questions for Critical Thinking: West Africa     237
North Africa     238
North Africa: An Introduction   Caroline Card Wendt     240
Tuareg Music   Aroline Card Wendt     258
From Village to Vinyl: Genealogies of New Kabyle Song   Jane E. Goodman     281
Questions for Critical Thinking: North Africa     297
East Africa     298
East Africa: An Introduction   Peter Cooke     300
Music and the Construction of Identity among the Abayudaya (Jewish People) of Uganda   Jeffrey A. Summit     312
Questions for Critical Thinking: East Africa     325
Central Africa     326
Central Africa: An Introduction   Gerhard Kubik     328
Musical Life in the Central African Republic   Michelle Kisliuk     362
Questions for Critical Thinking: Central Africa     378
Southern Africa     380
Southern Africa: An Introduction   John E. Kaemmer     382
Popular Music in South Africa   David B. Coplan     406
Dance and Gender as Contested Sites in Southern Malawian Presbyterian Churches   Clara E. Henderson     429
Questions for Critical Thinking: South Africa     449
General Questions for the Whole Book     450
Glossary     451
A Guide to Publications     469
A Guide to Recordings     479
A Guide to Films and Videos     484
Notes on the Audio Examples     486
Index     491
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