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The music of Africa [by] J.H. Kwabena Nketia.

[1st ed.].. New York, W.W. Norton [1974] .
ISBN 0393021777

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Subjects Africa.
Music -- Africa -- History and criticism.
Musique -- Afrique -- Histoire et critique.
Description x, 278 pages illustrations 21 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
Notes "Selected discography": pages 247-249.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-271).
Summary Looks at African musical traditions, structures, and instruments in their historic, social, and cultural contexts.
Contents The social and cultural background. The musical traditions of Africa -- Music in community life -- Performing groups and their music -- Recruitment and training of musicians -- Musical instruments. Instrumental resources -- Idiophones -- Membranophones -- Aerophones -- Chordophones -- Structures in African music. Organization of instrumental ensembles -- Melody and polyphony in instrumental music -- The rhythmic basis of instrumental music -- Organization of vocal music -- Melody and polyphony in vocal music -- Rhythmic structures in vocal music -- Music and related arts. Speech and melody -- The role of song texts -- Interrelations of music and dance -- The dance drama -- The conventions of musical practice -- Summary -- Appendix I : Selected discography -- Appendix II : Location of ethnic groups mentioned in the text -- Appendix III : African terms used in the text.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Africa
Network Numbers (OCoLC)841677
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Nketia, J. H. Kwabena.
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