[PDF/ePUB] Music in West Africa – Ruth M. Stone

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Book summary of Music in West Africa by Ruth M. Stone

Music in West Africa is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study. 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 traditions. It also describes how music and dance in West Africa are tied to the fabric of everyday social and political life.

Details of e-book Music in West Africa

  • Author(s):
  • Title: Music in West Africa
  • Rating: 4.8 out of 5 base on 180 reviews
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; PAP/COM edition (August 5, 2004)
  • ISBN-10: 0195145003
  • ISBN-13: 9780195145007
  • Language: English
  • Print length: 112 pages
  • Categories: Arts & Photography