Music in East Africa

Music in East Africa : Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

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These captivating case studies include eyewitness accounts of performances, interviews with performers, and vivid illustrations. Each volume is packaged with a 70-minute CD that contains representative examples of the music discussed in the book. Ngoma is the hallmark of music in East Africa and a performance that incorporates drumming, singing, and dancing. Using several towns and villages as examples, this case study discusses how Ngoma performances function as important means of mediating conflicts, solidifying community and ethnicity, and communicating traditional values and social histories.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 143.8 x 216.4 x 16.3mm | 317.52g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 25 halftones & 10 line illus.
  • 0195141512
  • 9780195141511

Table of contents

FOREWORD;PREFACE;CD TRACK LIST; 1. Heating Up!; 1. Traditional Performance in Two Villages and a Town; 1. Fostering social Cohesion: competition and Traditional Music Performance; 1. Individuals in east african Musical Worlds: Gideon Mdegella Centurio Balikoowa; 1. Situating Traditional Music Within Modernity; 1. Cooling Down!; GLOSSARY; RESOURCES;INDEXshow more

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