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Representing African Music

Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions

by Kofi Agawu

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages304
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ISBN 100415943892
ISBN 109780415943895

  Representing African Music. New York: Routledge. International Library of African Music, Archives. Cowley, John (). “Recordings in London of African and West Indian Music in the s and s,” Musical Traditions. 12, See Allen, Lara (). In Representing Black Music Culture: Then, Now, and When Again?, Banfield honors the legacy of artists who have graced us with their work for more than half a century. The essays and interviews in this collection are enhanced by seven years of daily diary entries, which reflect on some of the country's most respected Black composers, recording.


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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The aim of this book is to stimulate debate by offering a criti /5. This chapter provides a critical introduction to the archive of knowledge about African music.

My desire to reach Africa-based readers in addition to the usual cosmopolitan ones runs into a little difficulty here, for surely Euro-American students who routinely consult The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the Africa volume of The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, or the.

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What assumptions and prejudices influence the presentation of ethnographic data. 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.

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