The music of Africa

by J. H. Kwabena Nketia

Publisher: W. W. Norton in New York

Written in English
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Statement[by] J. H. Kwabena Nketia.
LC ClassificationsML350.N595 M9
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 278 p.
Number of Pages278
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5044287M
ISBN 100393021777, 0393092496
LC Control Number74004178

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Many of these ethnic groups have their own instruments, songs and techniques. FOLK MUSIC. The ethnic groups in Nigeria influence Folk Music. Most of the traditional music from Nigeria and throughout Africa is almost always performed to mark a ritual such as a wedding or funeral. Mother Africa: African Inspired Music for Meditation, Spa, Healing, Relaxation & Deep Sleep (Tribal Singing, African Drum Music) Sound Healing Center out of 5 stars /5(28).

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x, pp, illustrated throughout with b/w photos and music examples, maps, three appendices, bibliography. Cloth boards in price-clipped dust-jacket which is heavily faded at and by the spine.

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Music in Africa is very important when it comes to religion. 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.

Music in West Africa presents fundamental style concepts of West African music using a focused case study of performance in Liberia, West Africa, among the Kpelle people. The book discusses the diversity, motifs, and structure of West African music within the larger patterns of the region's culture, highlighting those aspects of Kpelle music that are common to many other West African Cited by: 9.

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Studies in African Music in Vol. II, no. 2, we now do the same for Prof. J.H. Nketia's new book The Music of Africa, which is likely to play as important a part in the teaching of African music. We regret that two original reviews from African musicologists were not received in time.

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