Jean Jenkins (Ethnomusicologist)

Jean Jenkins (Ethnomusicologist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jean Jenkins (17 March 1922 - 12 September 1990) was an American-born ethnomusicologist who spent most of her career based in the UK and travelled all over the world to collect sound recordings, slides and musical instruments. Jean Jenkins was born in Arkansas and studied anthropology and musicology in Missouri during the 1940s. In 1949 she arrived in Britain with her first husband, and continued her studies at the University of London, at the School of Oriental and African Studies. In 1954 she joined the staff of the Horniman Museum in South London. During her time at the museum she built up the musical instrument collections from developing countries, conducted important fieldwork in Ethiopia (throughout the 1960s) and created a centre for ethnomusicology. Meanwhile she married her second husband and obtained a British passport in order to avoid being deported to the US for her trade union work. The marriage was dissolved in 1961.
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • Aufl.
  • 6138095375
  • 9786138095378