Outstanding African Music Encyclopedia

Africa (Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Volume 1) – ISBN: 0824060350

This first volume of the mammoth series (a ten-volume set) explores key themes in African music that have emerged in recent years, a subject
usually neglected in country-by-country coverage. It
emphasizes the contexts of musical performance and
presents the fresh insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of
diverse national origins: African, Asian, European, and American. The Africa (Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Volume 1)
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,
and crossovers between popular and traditional practices. This must have book has 851
pages and an audio CD is included.



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Author: World Music Central News Department

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