Music in West Africa
Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
By (author) Ruth M. Stone
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Music in West Africa by Ruth M. Stone
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195145007
(209mm x 139mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 10-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ruth M. Stone
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