Traditional Music in Africa

Traditional Music in Africa
Author: Meki Nwezi with C. C. Aniakor

ISBN: 978-022-121-2

Year: 2017

Pagination: 180

The cultural and environmental ethos that guide the production and performance of traditional musical creations are examined with examples. The melorhythmic essence of the music art form, pulse and stress systems, melody and harmony, form and climax are discussed. The book also examines the language essence of folk music. This includes linguistic modes, laments, invocations, etc. Nine delivery styles are presented and analysed. Three dance categories are identified and discussed and the dramatic essence in music is presented.
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