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The Resource Music in East Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture, Gregory Barz

Music in East Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture, Gregory Barz

Label
Music in East Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture
Title
Music in East Africa
Title remainder
experiencing music, expressing culture
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Barz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Music in East Africa is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study. Music in East Africa introduces readers to the various ways in which historical music traditions and present-day musical performances either collide, fuse, or remain mutually exclusive in contemporary East Africa. Through descriptions of performances and case studies that detail the lives of individual musicians, Gregory Barz shows how people in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania create, dance to, and interact with traditional East African music. Focusing on specific contexts in which music is integrated into the everyday lives of individuals and communities, Music in East Africa considers the significance of music for people as they negotiate the world around them. It looks at the defining principle of musical performance in East Africa--how drumming (and the playing of other musical instruments), singing, dancing, and drama are deeply connected to traditional cultures. The book highlights the importance of individual musicians as specialized members of communities and describes the role of musical performances in such social systems as popular entertainment and religious rituals. It also shows how traditional East African music and performance has responded to modernization, colonization, commercialism, and nationalism. Featuring vivid illustrations and eyewitness accounts of performances, Music in East Africa incorporates numerous activities that encourage readers to engage with the music. The book is packaged with a 70-minute CD containing examples of the music discussed in the text
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
781.62/9676
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML350
LC item number
.B37 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Global music series
Label
Music in East Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture, Gregory Barz
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-135) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Heating up! -- Traditional performances in two villages and a town -- Fostering soical cohesion: competition and traditional musical performance -- Individuals in East African musical worlds: Gideon Mdegella and Centurio Balikoowa -- Situating traditional music within modernity -- Cooling down!
Control code
ocm52846231
Dimensions
22 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
xix, 139 pages
Isbn
9780195141511
Lccn
2003060848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
(OCoLC)52846231
Label
Music in East Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture, Gregory Barz
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-135) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Heating up! -- Traditional performances in two villages and a town -- Fostering soical cohesion: competition and traditional musical performance -- Individuals in East African musical worlds: Gideon Mdegella and Centurio Balikoowa -- Situating traditional music within modernity -- Cooling down!
Control code
ocm52846231
Dimensions
22 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
xix, 139 pages
Isbn
9780195141511
Lccn
2003060848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
(OCoLC)52846231

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