Music in West Africa: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series)

Music in West Africa: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series)

By: Ruth M. Stone (author)Mixed Media

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This book introduces the musical traditions of West Africa and discusses the diversity, motifs, and structure of West African music within the larger patterns of the region's culture. Drawing upon the author's extensive fieldwork, it explores how the music's complex rhythmic combinations in fast-paced patterns and quick, tightly orchestrated movements influence how West Africans understand themselves and their culture.

Contents

1. TRAVELING TO WEST AFRICA ; 2. PERFORMANCE FACETS ; 3. VOICES: LAYERED TONE COLORS ; 4. PART-COUNTERPART: CALL AND RESPONSE ; 5. TIME AND POLYRHYTHM ; 6. SURVEYING THE TRIP: CUTTING THE EDGE

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780195145007
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780195145007
  • weight: 180
  • ISBN10: 0195145003

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