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African musical symbolism in contemporary perspective

Collins, John

African musical symbolism in contemporary perspective

roots, rhythms and relativity

by Collins, John

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Published by Pro Business in Berlin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Music -- Africa -- History and criticism.,
  • Music -- Africa -- Theory.,
  • Musical meter and rhythm.,
  • Symbolism in music.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    Statementby John Collins.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination397 p. :
    Number of Pages397
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19595524M
    ISBN 10393826215X

    The African Diaspora: A Musical Perspective - CRC Press Book The African Diaspora presents musical case studies from various regions of the African diaspora, including Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and Europe, that engage with broader interdisciplinary discussions about race, gender, politics, nationalism, and music. African literature refers to literature of and from Africa. As George Joseph notes on the first page of his chapter on African literature in Understanding Contemporary Africa, while the European perception of literature generally refers to written letters, the .

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Since the turn of the century the world has been swept by a succession of Black American dance beats, from Ragtime to Rap – followed in recent years by the popular “world” music of Africa itself.

This book examines why all this Black “roots” and ethnic music has become the dominant sound of our global age. The book’s first African musical symbolism in contemporary perspective book, deals with the symbolic knowledge of Sub-Saharan. Since the turn of the century the world has been swept by a succession of Black American dance beats, from Ragtime to Rap and Samba to Soul - followed in recent years by the popular ‘world’ music of Africa itself.

This book examines why all this. Collins, John. "African Musical Symbolism in Contemporary Perspec-tive." Berlin: Pro Business (ISBN X) The electronic version of this work is provided to the reader under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License, extended by the Scientific African Share Literature Provision (see below).

To view a. Get this from a library. African musical symbolism in contemporary perspective: (roots, rhythms and relativity). [John Collins]. african musical symbolism in contemporary perspective (roots rhythms and relativity): back-cover of book info Since the turn of the century the world has been swept by a succession of Black American dance beats, from Ragtime to Rap - followed in recent years by the popular ‘world’ music of Africa itself.

The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on current problems relating to music education in Africa, as well as book reviews. African Musical Symbolism In Contemporary Perspective (Book) Roots, Rhythms and Relativity. An important feature of Ghanaian tertiary education is the foundational African Studies Programme which was initiated in the early s.

Unfortunately hardly any readers exist which bring together a body of knowledge on the themes, issues and debates which inform and animate research and teaching in African Studies particularly on the African continent. The Contemporary study of musical arts, Volumes 1 to 5 is a series that emphasizes the intellectual security of cultural knowledge orientation in the study and research of the musical arts for students and educators that could engage in global knowledge discourse and practice with original cultural-mental integrity.

It is customary in the Western world for people to use the term 'African music' as if it were a single clearly identifiable phenomenon.

Yet when one considers the size of the continent (the second largest in the world), the enormous differences in climate and terrain producing contrasting ways of life across the land mass, and, above all, its extreme multilingualism (more than 5/5(2).

John Collins is a UK-born guitarist, harmonica player and percussionist who first went to Ghana as a child in for a brief period and later became involved in the West African music scene after returning to Ghana in Biography.

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This volume offers scholars a reading on various musical genres and the manner by which each mirrors aspects of identity, tradition and modernity, local musical traditions, and the effects of globalization--all important agents in the shaping and making of the African diaspora.4/5(1).

Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Contemporary World, ed. Eric Charry. (Indiana Univ. Press, ) [] Living the Hiplife, by Jesse Shipley (Duke University Press, USA, ) African Musical Symbolism in Contemporary Perspective, by John Collins. (Pro Business Germany ) [X].

Get this from a library. Africa in Contemporary Perspective: a Textbook for Undergraduate Students. [Takyiwaa Manuh; Esi Sutherland-Addy] -- An important feature of Ghanaian tertiary education is the foundational African Studies Programme which was initiated in the early s.

Unfortunately hardly any readers exist which bring together a. African music is a tradition mainly played at gatherings at special occasions the traditional music of Africa, given the vastness of the continent, is historically ancient, rich and diverse, with different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions.

Music in Africa is very important when it comes to religion. The African Diaspora presents musical case studies from various regions of the African diaspora, including Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe, that engage with broader interdisciplinary discussions about race, gender, politics, nationalism, and music/5(10).

African Musical Aesthetics: Philosophical Introduction From indigenous African perspective these lenses had a distorting effect. The regime of mind had no place in African aesthetic world. As a contemporary African philosopher has observed By dint of trying to defend our civilizations at all costs, we have petrified.

Formerly, contemporary African art was seen as a deterioration and degradation of the traditional arts, which had only won grudging admiration in the West under the influence of the modernists. Over the last 15 years, a growing list of books re-evaluating modern African art have appeared, and Kasfir's is among the best and most by: The African Diaspora: A Musical Perspective Ingrid Monson The African Diaspora presents musical case studies from various regions of the African diaspora, including Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe, that engage with broader interdisciplinary discussions about race, gender, politics, nationalism, and music.

Robert Owens () Expatriate American Composer and Interpreter of His Time by Philip J. Rogers, D.M.A. When one reads the great poets and begins the journey of discerning the practical, social, and philosophical ideas they share, there arises a sense of awe regarding how these persons could succinctly articulate concepts that those less creative would find difficult.

In this paper, we try to show the relevance of African culture and values to the contemporary society but maintain that these values be critically assessed, and those found to be inimical to the well-being and holistic development of the society, be discarded.

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In eleven original essays, this collection examines such diverse musics and issues as the blues aesthetic, the globalisation of jazz and .