Synopses & Reviews
Here in a single paperback volume is a comprehensive set of essays that explores all aspects of African music. This handbook provides an introduction to the continent and its many musical forms, including a discussion of issues and processes in the study of African music and a number of regional case studies covering North, West, East, Central, and Southern Africa. Popular music in this region is also a focus. Featuring a sixty-minute audio CD, a glossary, and guides to publications, recordings, and films and videos, this volume will serve as an invaluable resource for teachers, students, and general readers interested in African musics. Also includes maps and music examples. Bibliography. Index. Audio CD
Filmography: p. xxxx Discography: p. xxxx Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxx) and index.
Table of Contents
pt. 1. Introduction to African music. Profile of Africa ; African music in a constellation of arts ; Exploring African music / Ruth M. Stone -- pt. 2. Issues and processes in African music. Notation and oral tradition / Kay Kaufman Shelemay -- Dance in communal life / Patience A. Kwakwa -- Islam in Liberia / Lester P. Monts -- The guitar in Africa / Andrew L. Kaye -- Kru mariners and migrants of the West African coast / Cynthia Schmidt -- Latin American musical influences in Zaèire / Kazadi wa Mukuna -- Popular music in Africa / Angela Impey -- pt. 3. Regional case studies. West Africa : West Africa : an introduction / Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje -- Yoruba popular music / Christopher Waterman -- North Africa : North Africa : an introduction ; Tuareg music / Caroline Card Wendt -- East Africa : East Africa : an introduction / Peter Cooke ; Music in Tanzania / Stephen H. Martin -- Central Africa : Central Africa : an introduction / Gerhard Kubik -- Musical life in the Central African Republic / Michelle Kisliuk -- Southern Africa : Southern Africa : an introduction / John E. Kaemmer -- Popular music in South Africa / David B. Coplan.