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Music of Sub-Saharan Africa|
An International Bibliography and Resource Guide
By John Gray
xvi, 1119 pages
African Diaspora Press
Pub. Date: March 2018
SERIES TITLE: Black Music Reference Series
SERIES NUMBER: 8
For more than a quarter century African Music, the author’s acclaimed 1991 bibliography, has been a standard reference work on the subject. Now, at long last, we have its companion. Comprised of entirely new material, Music of Sub-Saharan Africa offers users a comprehensive guide to the enormous literature which has emerged on sub-Saharan music and dance in recent decades.
This much expanded and revised edition is organized into five easy to navigate sections—General Works; Musical Instruments; Regional Studies; African Music Abroad; and Biographical and Critical Studies—allowing users to quickly access the information they need. It also includes a detailed subject index which offers a key to all of the book’s sections and another way to quickly pinpoint citations by topic, genre, instrument type, geographical location or ethnic group.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JOHN GRAY is a veteran independent scholar specializing in the expressive culture of Africa and the African Diaspora. His previous publications include Hip-Hop Studies; Carnival, Calypso and Steel Pan; Afro-Brazilian Music; Afro-Cuban Music; Jamaican Popular Music; From Vodou to Zouk; African Music; Fire Music; and Blacks in Classical Music. His work Baila! A Bibliographic Guide to Afro-Latin Dance Musics from Mambo to Salsa, was the recipient of the 2015 Vincent H. Duckles Award (for best book-length bibliography or reference work published in 2013) from the Music Library Association.
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