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.

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.

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.

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

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
View: 1979

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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 ...

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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Mande Music

Traditional and Modern Music of the Maninka and Mandinka of Western Africa
Author: Eric S. Charry
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226101613
Category: Music
Page: 500
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With Mande Music, Eric Charry offers the most comprehensive source available on one of Africa's richest and most sophisticated music cultures. Using resources as disparate as early Arabic travel accounts, oral histories, and archival research as well as his own extensive studies in Mali, Guinea, Senegal, and the Gambia, Charry traces this music culture from its origins in the thirteenth-century Mali empire to the recording studios of Paris and New York. He focuses on the four major spheres of Mande music—hunter's music, music of the jelis or griots, jembe and other drumming, and guitar-based modern music—exploring how each evolved, the types of instruments used, the major artists, and how each sphere relates to the others. With its maps, illustrations, and musical transcriptions as well as an exhaustive bibliography, discography, and videography, this book is essential reading for those seeking an in-depth look at one of the most exciting, innovative, and deep-rooted phenomena on the world music scene. A compact disc is available separately.

Lovers of the African Night


Author: William R. Duggan
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595219535
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
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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

Die Information

Geschichte, Theorie, Flut
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864142245
Category: Science
Page: 500
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Blut, Treibstoff, Lebensprinzip - in seinem furiosen Buch erzählt Bestsellerautor James Gleick, wie die Information zum Kernstück unserer heutigen Zivilisation wurde. Beginnend bei den Wörtern, den "sprechenden" Trommeln in Afrika, über das Morsealphabet und bis hin zur Internetrevolution beleuchtet er, wie die Übermittlung von Informationen die Gesellschaften prägten und veränderten. Gleick erläutert die Theorien, die sich mit dem Codieren und Decodieren, der Übermittlung von Inhalten und dem Verbreiten der Myriaden von Botschaften beschäftigen. Er stellt die bekannten und unbekannten Pioniere der Informationsgesellschaft vor: Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, Ada Byron, Alan Turing und andere. Er bietet dem Leser neue Einblicke in die Mechanismen des Informationsaustausches. So lernt dieser etwa die sich selbst replizierende Meme kennen, die "DNA" der Informationen. Sein Buch ermöglicht ein neues Verständnis von Musik, Quantenmechanik - und eine gänzlich neue Sicht auf die faszinierende Welt der Informationen.

Talking Drums

A Boys' Story of the African Gold Coast
Author: Thames Williamson,Waldo Fleming
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Africa, West
Page: 307
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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
Category: History
Page: 864
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.