ABC African Instruments
A mixture of 26 beautifully-illustrated instruments are presented, one instrument per letter, from the Adungu - a percussive string instrument from Uganda, the Kora - a well-known string instrument from West Africa, to the Vuvuzela - a popular horn from South Africa, to make up this informative children's reference book. It provides a practical key to each illustration explaining which musical family the instrument belongs to, a map showing its origin, and what materials are used in its construction. Additionally, there are two 'fact bubbles' giving further context to each instrument.
ABC African Instruments is aimed at children between the ages of 4 to 8 years old. This book will reinforce their ABC's as they learn the names of the featured instruments, and grasp how they are played. They will learn basic facts about the instrument, enhance their geographical knowledge of the region, and simultaneously enjoy the captivating and vibrant vector-style illustrations. Adults and children alike will love the visual and cultural richness of this alphabetical tour through Africa's musical instruments.
- Hardback | 34 pages
- 203 x 203 x 6mm | 281g
- 08 May 2018
- Emma Dowuona-Hammond
- 139 Illustrations; Illustrations, color
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Claudia Ruth Francis: Novelist & Writer. London, UK and Antigua, Caribbean.
"So exciting to have the wealth of African musical expression gathered in one beautiful book for all ages!"
Yinka Esi Graves: Dancer. Seville, Spain and London, UK.
"Music is indeed the universal language of our world and the contents of this book are the building blocks required to understand music as we know it today. Aimed at children, this important text appeals to the inquisitive child in all of us. Kudos to the Authors, this is a unique first."
Gulliver Johnson: Publisher. Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean.
A thoughtful and necessary book for our children."
Mtume Gant: Director, writer, actor. New York City.