Africa (Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Volume 1) by Ruth M. Stone

By Ruth M. Stone

Explores key issues in African song that experience emerged in fresh years-a topic often overlooked in country-by-country coverage
emphasizes the contexts of musical performance-unlike reports that provide static interpretations remoted from different acting traditions
presents the clean insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of various nationwide origins-African, Asian, ecu, and American
Charts the circulate and impact of musicThe Encyclopedia also charts the musical interchanges that the flow of individuals and concepts around the continent, together with:
cross-regional musical impacts all through Africa
* Islam and its impression on African track
* unfold of guitar tune
* Kru mariners of Liberia
* Latin American impacts on African song
* musical interchanges in neighborhood contexts
* crossovers among renowned and standard practices. Audio CD integrated.

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