African Rhythm and African Sensibility: Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical IdiomsJohn Miller Chernoff
Chernoff asserts that Africans rely on music to articulate their philosophical and religious heritage. He illustrates a variety of drum rhythms and demonstrates how a musical performance establishes a subtle unity among drummers, dancers, and spectators. He focuses on the music makers and their criteria for excellence in musical improvisation and participation, and with his musical knowledge as a basis of appreciation, he discusses the qualities which distinguish the social and cultural life of Africa.
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|genre||Music » Music Theory|
|publisher||University of Chicago Press; New edition|
|publish date||October 15, 1981|
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