The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Africa [With Audio CD and Map]

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Africa [With Audio CD and Map]

Pub. price: $580.00

ISBN10: 0824060350 ISBN13: 9780824060350 Contributors: Nettl, Bruno (Editor); Porter, James (Editor); Rice, Timothy (Editor) Publisher: Routledge Published: Aug 1 1997 Pages: 851 Weight: 5.15lbs. Height: 11.50" Width: 9.00" Depth: 1.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Explores key themes in African music that have emerged in recent years-a subject usually neglected in country-by-country coverage
emphasizes the contexts of musical performance-unlike studies that offer static interpretations isolated from other performing traditions
presents the fresh insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of diverse national origins-African, Asian, European, and American

Charts the flow and influence of music. The Encyclopedia also charts the musical interchanges that followed the movement of people and ideas across the continent, including:
cross-regional musical influences throughout Africa * Islam and its effect on African music * spread of guitar music * Kru mariners of Liberia * Latin American influences on African music * musical interchanges in local contexts * crossovers between popular and traditional practices. Audio CD included. Also includes nine maps and 96 music examples.
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