African rhythm : a Northern Ewe perspective / Kofi Agawu

Author(s): Agawu, V. Kofi (Victor Kofi)
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Subjects: Ewe (African people)--Music--History and criticism
Folk music--Ghana--Volta Region
Folk songs, Ewe--Ghana--Volta Region
Musical meter and rhythm
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: xx, 217 p., [9] p. of plates : ill., map, music ; 26 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Table of Contents: List of illustrations
List of music examples
Acknowledgments
Ethnographic note
Map of Northern Eweland
Note on orthography
Note on transcription
Prologue 1
1. Rhythms of society 8
2. Rhythms of language 31
3. Rhythms of song 61
4. Rhythms of drumming and dancing 90
5. Rhythms of musical performance 112
6. Rhythms of folktale performance 142
7. Epilogue: representing African rhythm 180
Notes 196
Bibliography 206
Index 214
Notes: LCCN: 94031648 /MN
ISBN: 0521480841
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-213) and index
Compact disc accompanying this book shelved in Music Listening Center
OCLC Number: 30895092
ISBN/ISSN: 0521480841