Encyclopedia of Percussion

Author: John H. Beck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317747682

Category: Music

Page: 452

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The Encyclopedia of Percussion is an extensive guide to percussion instruments, organized for research as well as general knowledge. Focusing on idiophones and membranophones, it covers in detail both Western and non-Western percussive instruments. These include not only instruments whose usual sound is produced percussively (like snare drums and triangles), but those whose usual sound is produced concussively (like castanets and claves) or by friction (like the cuíca and the lion’s roar). The expertise of contributors have been used to produce a wide-ranging list of percussion topics. The volume includes: (1) an alphabetical listing of percussion instruments and terms from around the world; (2) an extensive section of illustrations of percussion instruments; (3) thirty-five articles covering topics from Basel drumming to the xylophone; (4) a list of percussion symbols; (5) a table of percussion instruments and terms in English, French, German, and Italian; and (6) an updated section of published writings on methods for percussion.
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Constructing African Art Histories for the Lagoons of C?d'Ivoire

Author: Monica Blackmun Visonà

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351571117

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Constructing African Art Histories for the Lagoons of C?d'Ivoire is an investigation of the methods employed by art historians who study creative production in Africa. While providing insights into the rich visual arts of the Lagoon Peoples of southeastern C?d'Ivoire, this study is one of the few attempts by an Africanist to situate local and regional artistic practices in the context of the global art market, and to trace the varied receptions an African art work is given as it leaves a local context and enters an international one. Drawing on her three seasons of fieldwork among Akan populations in C?d'Ivoire, Monica Blackmun Vison?rovides a comprehensive account of a major art-producing region of Africa, and explores such topics as gender roles in performance, the role of sculpture in divination, and the interchange of arts and ideas across ethnic boundaries. The book also addresses issues inherent in research practices, such as connoisseurship and participant observation, and examines theoretical positions that have had an impact on the discipline of African art history.
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The Rhythm in African Music

Author: Rechberger, Herman

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman Ltd.

ISBN: 9525489299

Category: Music

Page: 495

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The Rhythm in African Music is a compendium like no other to the rhythmic diversity of African music. The book contains 495 pages and 360 audio tracks (fetched from an outside server). Numerous traditional instruments are explored and explained, hundreds of different rhythmic patterns are showcased in word, notation samples and other examples in mnemotic notation. A glossary of terms, a catalogue of instruments and geographical information about different African-originated rhythm patterns. See the screenshot of the TOC and foreword for more! This compendium is an invaluable resource to all drum circles, percussion groups, individual musicians, composers, arrangers, musicologists and everyone interested in the huge diversity of African music, including the Caribbean music as an offspring of African music.
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Encyclopedia of Percussion

Author: John Beck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780824047887

Category: Music

Page: 436

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A valuable resource for all music enthusiasts;The opening section of this first-stop reference source offers over 3,000 alphabetically arranged short definitions of percussion instruments and terms and is a valuable resource for the student, scholar, performer, and teacher coping with names of western and non-western instruments in several languages. Each definition covers the manufacturer, inventor or designer, the country of origin (including regional cultural significance and general usage, such as orchestra, band, jazz, ethnic), musical examples, compositions, and important books and publishers. The Encyclopedia also features a who's who of percussionists Written by well known experts;The bulk of the Encyclopedia consists of 28 new articles by noted scholars who explore their topics in detail, provide basic information for ready reference, and include a selective bibliography as a starting point for further research. The coverage is rounded out by a comprehensive index, internal cross-references, lists, illustrations, and a glossary of percussion instruments and terms in four languages, as well as an extensive bibliography of percussion methods. Major features:; Defines 3,000 instrument terms and forms; Presents a table of 350 percussion instruments and terms and their equivalents in English, French, German, and Italian; Covers Western and non-Western instruments; Provides 28 signed articles on families of instruments and other important topics; Over 100 illustrations; Offers practical information for performers; Easy to use for students and general readers
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Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities Through African Perspectives

Author: Helen Lauer,Kofi Anyidoho

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9988647719

Category: Social Science

Page: 738

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This compilation was inspired by an international symposium held on the Legon campus over three days in September 2003, hosted by the CODESRIA African Humanities Institute Programme. Under the broad theme "Canonical works and continuing innovation in african arts & humanities", speakers from all over the world were assembled in a dozen panels soaring one after another in a sustained celebration of cross-disciplinary reflection ...
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Strange Customs, Manners, and Beliefs

A Remarkable Account of Curious Beliefs and Odd Superstitions, Strange Ways of Living, and Amazing Customs and Manners of Many Peoples and Tribes Around the Earth

Author: Alpheus Hyatt Verrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Lovers of the African Night

Author: William R. Duggan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595219535

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 8261

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“Lovers of the African Night continues Duggan’s epic folk tale of the Ba Nare farmers and cattle raisers who live in the remote village of Naring, on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. The people depicted in it are pragmatic and tenacious in their determination to hold onto their past...though the present continually batters them...The Ba Nare learn, but they will not forget or be forgotten. Mr. Duggan makes remembering them easy.” — New York Times Book Review
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