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An authoritative, fascinating study of the origins of black music, reflecting the author's own life experiences growing up in Ethiopia, first-hand knowledge acquired through field work in Africa, and a wealth of research findings in the United States, this book traces the development of songs, instrumental music, dance, blues, and jazz. Included are biographical sketches of some of the most outstanding musicians of Africa and North America. Bringing rare insight to his subject, Professor Kebede goes beyond the limitations of many introductory texts, treating in considerable depth the construction, tuning, and use of various musical instruments. Roots of Black Music covers both Eastern and sub-Saharan cultures in one volume and is designed to further one's understanding of the music of African and African American peoples. This is a book that will increase your appreciation of music through the pleasures of listening.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865432857
Subtitle:
The Vocal, Instrumental and Dance Heritage of Africa and Black America
Author:
Kebede, Ashenafi
Publisher:
Africa World Press Inc
Location:
Trenton, N.J. :
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
1st Africa World Press ed.
Publication Date:
October 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
162
Dimensions:
9.05x6.06x.47 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An authoritative, fascinating study of the origins of black music, reflecting the author's own life experiences growing up in Ethiopia, first-hand knowledge acquired through field work in Africa, and a wealth of research findings in the United States, this book traces the development of songs, instrumental music, dance, blues, and jazz. Included are biographical sketches of some of the most outstanding musicians of Africa and North America. Bringing rare insight to his subject, Professor Kebede goes beyond the limitations of many introductory texts, treating in considerable depth the construction, tuning, and use of various musical instruments. Roots of Black Music covers both Eastern and sub-Saharan cultures in one volume and is designed to further one's understanding of the music of African and African American peoples. This is a book that will increase your appreciation of music through the pleasures of listening.
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