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Title:The Garland handbook of African music
Editor:Stone, Ruth M.ISNI
Chapter(s):Present
Year:2000
Pages:397
Language:English
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Garland
ISBN:0815334737
Geographic term:Africa
Subject:music
Abstract:This selection of articles from 'Africa', volume 1 of the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, covers the making of African music, its performers and audience, theories of musical conception, and the exchange of music among peoples on the continent and beyond. Part 1, by Ruth M. Stone, profiles Africa and the arts as a whole. Part 2 focuses on themes and issues that integrate the performance of music and other arts, such as notation and oral tradition (Kay Kaufman Shelemay), and dance and human movement (Patience A. Kwakwa), as well as themes that have emerged from the movement of peoples within and beyond Africa, such as Islam and its effects on music in Liberia (Lester P. Monts), the guitar and its music (Andrew L. Kaye), the Kru mariners of Liberia as composers and musicians (Cynthia Schmidt), and responses to Latin American music in Zaire (Kazadi wa Mukuna). Part 2 concludes with a survey of African popular music by Angela Impey. Part 3 presents five overview articles on regional musical practices and case studies of musical practices in local settings: West Africa (Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje) and Yoruba popular music (Christopher Waterman), North Africa and Tuareg music (Caroline Card Wendt), East Africa (Peter Cooke) and music in Tanzania (Stephen H. Martin), Central Africa (Gerhard Kubik) and the Central African Republic (Michelle Kisliuk), and southern Africa (John E. Kaemmer) and South Africa (David B. Coplan). The compact disc that accompanies the handbook contains a selection of recorded examples.
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