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The Resource Music in West Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture, Ruth M. Stone

Music in West Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture, Ruth M. Stone

Label
Music in West Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture
Title
Music in West Africa
Title remainder
experiencing music, expressing culture
Statement of responsibility
Ruth M. Stone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Music in West 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 West Africa presents fundamental style concepts of West African music using a focused case study of performance in Liberia, West Africa, among the Kpelle people. The book discusses the diversity, motifs, and structure of West African music within the larger patterns of the region's culture, highlighting those aspects of Kpelle music that are common to many other West African traditions. It also describes how music and dance in West Africa are tied to the fabric of everyday social and political life. Kpelle musicians value musical performance where multiple performers each contribute aspects of sound that fit together in elaborate ways. Drawing upon her extensive fieldwork and research, author Ruth Stone--who was raised in the Bong County region of Liberia--centers on key stylistic elements that Kpelle performers articulate and emphasize: faceting or breaking music into smaller parts, layering tone colors, part-counterpart relationships in musical structures, and time and polyrhythm. She explores fascinating parallels to these analytic themes in the textiles and masks of related arts and in broader cultural practices such as greeting sequences. Music in West Africa is enhanced by eyewitness accounts of local performances, interviews with key performers, and vivid illustrations. Packaged with a 70-minute CD containing examples of the music discussed in the book, it features guided listening and hands-on activities that encourage readers to engage actively and critically with the music
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stone, Ruth M
Dewey number
780/.966
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML350
LC item number
.S76 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Global music series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Africa, West
  • Musik
  • Westafrika
  • Musik
  • Westafrika
Label
Music in West Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture, Ruth M. Stone
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-107) and index
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Traveling to West Africa -- Performance facets -- Voices: layered tone colors -- Part-counterpart: call and response -- Time and polyrhythm -- Surveying the trip: cutting the edge
Control code
ocm53932725
Dimensions
22 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
xvi, 112 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780195144994
Lccn
2003070153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53932725
  • (OCoLC)53932725
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Music in West Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture, Ruth M. Stone
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-107) and index
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Traveling to West Africa -- Performance facets -- Voices: layered tone colors -- Part-counterpart: call and response -- Time and polyrhythm -- Surveying the trip: cutting the edge
Control code
ocm53932725
Dimensions
22 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
xvi, 112 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780195144994
Lccn
2003070153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53932725
  • (OCoLC)53932725
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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