Gregory Barz: Music In East Africa


Author: Gregory Barz
Format: Books | Reference

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.

ISBN: 9780195141528
Published on: 25 March 2004
No of pages: 160
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780195141528

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