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music of Africa

J. H. Kwabena Nketia

music of Africa

by J. H. Kwabena Nketia

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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, 1975.

StatementJ.H. Kwabena Nketia.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15069082M
ISBN 100575038470

African American music has a rich history rooted in the brutal treatment of slaves who were shipped from West Africa from the s onwards. Early African American music encapsulates the enduring spirit of the people who were transported to the United States. The World of African Music (Stern's Guide to Contemporary African Music, Vol 2) Ronnie Graham / Hardcover / Published Out of Print - Try Used Books. Xhosa music: its techniques and instruments, with a collection of songs David Dargie Out of Print - Try Used Books. Yoruba drumming: the Dáundâun tradition Akin Euba.

African music has several purposes. It could be for religious reasons, to celebrate, or just because they are just in the mood. There are eight characteristics that define African music: Polyrhythms, ostinato, the use of percussion, background shimmer, close connection with the music and language, participatory nature of the arts, a close. Companion book for “African Songs and Rhythms For Children”: Amoaku, W.U., “In the African Tradition - African Songs and Rhythms for Children, A Selection from Ghana, c. Schott, Germany La Drivers Union Por Por Group video.

  The powerful music of N'Chant Nguru embodies all that is Africa. The raw vocals punctuate the rhythmic beat of the music and together they affirm the wonders of this magnificent continent. Subtitled “Blood and Bad Dreams: A South African Explores the Madness in His Country, His Tribe and Himself”, this book was a bestseller in South Africa and elsewhere when it came out in By a member of one of Afrikanerdom’s leading apartheid families, it goes into the heart of darkness of a country in turmoil.


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In this informative and highly readable book, Professor Nketia provides an overview of the musical traditions of Africa with respect to their historical, cultural, and social background, their organization and practice, and delineates the most significant aspects of musical by: In this informative and highly readable book, Project Nketia provides an overview of the musical traditions of Africa with respect to their historical, cultural, and social backgrounds, their organization and practice, and delineates the most significant aspects of musical styles.

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The music of Africa. [J H Kwabena Nketia] -- "The study of African music is a study at once of unity and diversity. The range of indigenous musical resources and practices found on this vast continent is as wide and varied as its topography.

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It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the by: 9. It is customary in the Western world for people to use the term 'African music' as if it were a single clearly identifiable phenomenon. Yet when one considers the size of the continent (the second largest in the world), the enormous differences in climate and terrain producing contrasting ways of life across the land mass, and, above all, its extreme multilingualism (more than different 5/5(2).

African music, the music of the indigenous peoples of Africa. Sub-Saharan African music has as its distinguishing feature a rhythmic complexity common to no other region. Polyrhythmic counterpoint, wherein two or more locally independent attack patterns are superimposed, is realized by handclaps, xylophones, rattles, and a variety of tuned and nontuned drums.

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It may be the most complete collection of African songs ever published. The book highlights traditional songs from the Anlo-Ewe, Lobi, Ga-Adangbe, Egu, Foh, and. The music of Africa. [J H Kwabena Nketia] Home.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Slave Songs of the United States was a collection of African American music consisting of songs.

Published init was the first, and most influential, collection of spirituals to be published. The collectors of the songs were Northern abolitionists William Francis Allen, Lucy McKim Garrison, and Charles Pickard Ware. In his book, Listening to Artifacts: Music Culture in Ancient Israel/Palestine, Theodore Burgh suggests that classical music ultimately has its roots in North Africa, in the art music of Ancient Egypt, as well as other ancient cultures such as Greece.Chapter Notes Chapter 4 Graceland (): World Music Collaboration.

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