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Title:Centering on African practice in musical arts education
Editor:Mans, MinetteISNI
Year:2006
Pages:260
Language:English
City of publisher:Cape Town
Publisher:African Minds, for the Pan-African Society of Musical Arts Education
ISBN:192005149X; 9781920051495
Geographic terms:Africa
Nigeria
Tanzania
Kenya
Zimbabwe
Subjects:music
musical instruments
dance
art education
Abstract:This collective volume on African arts education brings together 19 papers on topics rangin from philosophical arguments and ethno-musicology to practical class room ideas. It is organized into two sections: the first, 'Reflections on African theory and educational implementation' looks into the theoretical perspectives and systems - philosophical, normative, aesthetic and political - that underlie musical practices. It also looks at practical implementations of theories in educational situations. Titles in this section are: 1. Aesthetics and practices in indigenous choral styles of the Yoruba of Africa (Olufemi Adedeji); 2. The philosophy of art reflected in African music: a comparative analysis of Western and African aesthetic perspectives (Mellitus Nyongesa Wanyama); 3. Meanings and messages in musical arts (Minette Mans); 4. Growing in musical arts knowledge versus the role of the ignorant expert (Meki Nzewi); 5. Is there a Swahili way of teaching music? Describing a series of teachers' workshops on teaching music to children in Tanzania (Tormod W. Anundsen); 6. Factors associated with academic performance of students in music at NCE level: a case study of Oyo State College of Education, Oyo, Nigeria (Kayode Samuel); 7. Learning, linking and participating: transmitting African music in Australian schools (Dawn Joseph); 8. The use of Tanzanian folk songs and story-telling in a teaching environment (Jeanne Colling); 9. The healing power of music (Estelle Marie van Heerden). The second section, called 'African practice - past into future' draws from diverse experiences and clutures to bring new, often ethnographic, information on cultural practices, musical instruments and playing, and archiving techniques. Titles in this section are: 10. The Talking Drum (TTD): mouthpiece for PASMAE (Elizabeth Oehrle); 11. Change, innovation, and continuity in the performance practice of traditional Luo instrumental genres in contemporary popular settings (Rose Omolo-Ongati); 12. The cultural marriage music of the Abaluhya: song text as a mode of discourse (Kaskon W. Mindoti); 13. A personal account of music education in Freetown: 'You can play a musical instrument' (Franklyn Johnson-Williams); 14. The segaba: an indigenous form of music education (Mothusi Phuthego); 15. Oja (Igbo wooden flute): an introduction to the playing technique and performance (Christian Onyeji); 16. Study and performance technique of African instruments and their building technology: a case study of the 'Igba' single membrane drum (O'dyke Nzewi); 17. A hands-on approach to the teaching-learning of 'uhadi' (Luvuyo Dontsa); 18. The substance of African Divine Church choral music (Abigail Nancy Masasabi).
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