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Description - Fiddling in West Africa by Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje

Fiddling has had a lengthy history in Africa which has long been ignored. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje corrects this oversight with an expansive study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures of West Africa. DjeDje not only explains the history of the instrument itself, but also discusses the processes of stylistic transference and adaptation, suggesting how these may have contributed to differing performance practices. Additionally, DjeDje delves into the music, the performance context, the musicians behind the fiddle, the meaning of the instrument, and its use in these three cultures. This detailed work helps the reader understand and appreciate three little-known musical cultures in West Africa and the fiddle's influence upon them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253219299
ISBN-10: 0253219299
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje

Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje is Professor and Chair of Ethnomusicology and former Director of the Ethnomusicology Archive at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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