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African Rhythm Hardback with Accompanying CD: A Northern Ewe Perspective
Agawu, Kofi, Agawu, V. Kofi (Author)
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판형 Hardcover, 237pp.
출판일 Oct 1995
ISBN-13: 9780521480840
도서 치수 25.53 센티미터(길이) X 18.21 센티미터(넓이) X 2.01 센티미터(두께)
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It is often said that the distinctive quality of African music lies in its rhythmic structure. Scholarly work on this music has accordingly stressed drumming as the site at which "complex" rhythms are cultivated. In this book, Kofi Agawu argues that drumming is only one among several modes of rhythmic expression and that a more fruitful approach to the understanding of African music is through spoken language, in particular its tonal and rhythmic contours, and its metalinguistic function. Drawing on his research among the Northern Ewe people of Ghana, Professor Agawu constructs a soundscape of Northern Eweland which demonstrates the pervasiveness of a variety of forms of rhythmic expression in the daily lives of the people. He then devotes a chapter each to an analysis of rhythm in language, song, drumming and dancing, musical performance, and folktale narration. A concluding chapter addresses some of the ideological factors that have influenced the representation of African rhythm.... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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