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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:The Garland handbook of African music
Editor:Stone, Ruth M.ISNI
City:New York
ISBN:0415961025; 9780415961028; 0203927877; 9780203927878
Geographic term:Africa
Abstract:This handbook covers the making of African music, its performers and audiences, theories and musical conception, and the exchange of music among peoples on the continent and beyond. The second edition contains a number of new contributions. First, the explosion of new research in East Africa is represented in new contributions by Alex Perullo on music in Tanzania and Jeffrey A. Summit on the Abayudaya Jews in Uganda. Second, new topics have emerged as important in the music of Africa in the recent past. Jane E. Goodman presents the case of music and video in North Africa, Gregory Barz and Judah Cohen tackle the topic of music and HIV/AIDS education through music. Clara E. Henderson explores women's dance in the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) of Malawi, and Daniel B. Reed examines the way in which identity and music intertwine in contemporary Côte d'Ivoire. The second edition also provides new features in the questions for critical thinking that enhance the possibilities for using the book as a textbook. Part 1 (by Ruth M. Stone) profiles Africa as a whole, Part 2 focuses on themes and issues, and Part 3 presents regional case studies. The CD that accompanies the volume contains a selection of recorded examples. [ASC Leiden abstract]