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

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By Ruth M. Stone (Editor)
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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780824060350
ISBN-10: 0824060350
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 1st, 1997
Pages: 868
Language: English
Series: Garland Encyclopedia of World Music