Musicmakers of West Africa

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1985 - Music - 177 pages
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Introducing the development of West African popular music, this text begins with a discussion of the early Highlife bands. It then traces the growth and diversification of various popular musical styles, including comic opera, Dagomba Simpa folk, and the current Afro-beat and Juju.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Photographs
12
Three
15
Jaguar Jokers poster
31
Five
33
Haruna Ishola
52
Eight
53
Victor Uwaifo with the author
72
Thirteen
75
A Ghanaian Folk Guitarist
93
Sixteen
106
Fela AnikulapoKuti
110
Seventeen
123
BasaBasa
131
Nineteen
139
Conclusion
157

Eleven
73

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Collins retired from Lazard Brothers as Director of Training and Development in 1998. Since retiring he has continued to write, teach and lecture on all aspects of communication skills.

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