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African Music: A People's Art

African Music: A People's Art

Author: Francis Bebey; Josephine Bennett (Revised by); Francis Bebey
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Engaging and enlightening, this guide explores African music's forms, musicians, instruments, and place in the life of the people. A discography classified by country, theme, group, and instrument is also included.
"Nearly every page of this book has a vivid photograph illustrating some phase of African musical life... Bebey has provided a number of practical aids to the music-lover who wishes to investigate African music: there is an excellent discography, arranged first by country, then by function (birth, initiation, etc) and then by types of instruments used." -- Choice. "Bebey writes engagingly and informatively about the wide variety of musical instruments scattered over Africa and the ingenuity and inventiveness of the musicians. Music is not simply a part of African life; it is African life." -- Manchester Union Leader.
Author description
Francis Bebey was a Cameroonian artist, a musician who released more than 20 albums over his career, and the author of "Agatha Moudio's Son."
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General Fields

  • : 9781556521287
  • : Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • : Lawrence Hill Books
  • : January 2003
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 192
  • : AV
  • : b/w photos
  • : Francis Bebey; Josephine Bennett (Revised by); Francis Bebey
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 781.7/1/6