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The Garland Handbook of African Music (Second Edition)

by Edited by Ruth M. Stone - £51.99  Routledge (2008)
book with CD    ISBN 13: 9780415961028 | ISBN 10: 0415961025

The Garland Handbook of African Music is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 1, Africa (1997). Revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Africa and examine the ways in which music helps to define the identity of this particular area.
 
* Part I provides an in-depth introduction to African music, encompassing a broad geographical span and a variety of musical practices.
 
* Part II focuses on themes and issues that integrate the performance of music and other arts within Africa. Among these are notation and oral tradition, coyright law, music and Islam in Africa, and a consideration of music in HIV/AIDS prevention.
 
* Part III presents overview articles on regional musical practices in Africa, providing case studies that continue the themes discussed in Part II.
 
The second edition has been expanded to include exciting new scholarship that has been conducted since the first edition was published. Questions for Critical Thinking at the end of each major section guide and focus attention on what issues - musical and cultural - arise when one studies the music of Africa - issues that might not occur in the study of other musics of the world.
 
An audio compact disc offers musical examples of some of the music of Africa.

(Price & availability last checked: August 2018)

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