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Publisher: Department of Music, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on current problems relating to music education in Africa, as well as book reviews.
Author: John Collins
Publisher: Scientific African e.V., Herdecke, Germany (2005)
Since the turn of the century the world has been swept by a succession of Black American dance beats, from Ragtime to Rap – followed in recent years by the popular “world” music of Africa itself. This book examines why all this Black “roots” and ethnic music has become the dominant sound of our global age. The book’s first section, deals with the symbolic knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa embedded in its music and traditional world-views. Its second section examines how some areas of recent scientific research have moved away from the mechanistic and deterministic ethos of industrialism towards relativistic, holistic, circular, and participatory ideas that are, surprisingly, in tune with the old African symbols discussed in the first section. In short, the old insights and musical wisdom of Africa and its Diaspora are helping provide the contemporary age with the means of harmonizing our heads and feet, mind and matter, inner and outer and generally putting breathing-space, play and “swing” into a materialist world.
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