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African Rhythm and African Sensibility
Author: John Miller Chernoff

ISBN: 9780226103457
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 17 December 1978
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.0 x 1.7
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"We have in this book a Rosetta stone for mediating, or translating, African musical behavior and aesthetics."--Andrew Tracey, "African Music"
"John Miller Chernoff, who spent 10 years studying African drumming, has a flair for descriptive writing, and his first-person narratives should be easily understood by any reader, while ringing unmistakably true for the reader who has also been to West Africa."--Roderick Knight, "Washington Post Book World"
"Ethnomusicologists must be proud that their discipline has produced a book that will, beyond doubt, rank as a classic of African studies."--Peter Fryer, "Research in Literatures"
"A marvelous book. . . . Not many scholars will ever be able to achieve the kind of synthesis of 'doing' and 'writing about' their subject matter that Chernoff has achieved, but he has given us an excellent illustration of what is possible."--Chet Creider, "Culture"
"Chernoff develops a brilliant and penetrating musicological essay that is, at the same time, an intensely personal and even touching accoun...

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