The Performing Arts: Music and Dance

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Contents

The Study of Man as MusicMaker
3
Toward a CrossCultural Conceptualization of Dance and Some
17
Functional and Dysfunctional Expressions
47
Totemic Dances of Armenia
67
Its State and Tasks
79
crosscultural studies of the performing arts
93
RicePlanting Music of Chindo Korea and the Chugoku Region
109
The Functions of Folk Songs in Vietnam
141
On the Hungarian Variants of South Slavic Folk Songs and Tales
177
The Role of Songs for Children in the Formation of Musical Percep
205
Pattern Perception and Recognition in African Music
221
Tactility as an Aesthetic Consideration in African Music
251
An Igbo Folk Requiem Music Dance Ritual
265
The Possibility of Objective Rhythmic Evidence for African Influ
287
Music and Dance of the Electronic Era
319
Index of Names
335

Contemporary Music of the Maclay Coast
159

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About the author (1979)

John Blacking was born October 28, 1928, in Guilford, Surrey, England. With his family he moved to Salisbury, Wiltshire, at age three, where he received his early education and exposure to music at the Salisbury Cathedral Choir School. Blacking obtained a degree in archaeology and anthropology from Kings College Cambridge in 1953. He spent a large part of his life doing fieldwork in countries around the globe. In addition to being a well-known and well-respected professor of social anthropology and gaining professorships in England and Africa before eventually settling in the United States, Blacking was also an ethnomusicologist: He was interested in the relationship between music and biology, psychology, dance, and politics. He believed that making music is fundamental and universal to humans. Blanking stated that through music people express the human condition, transcend class boundaries, and improve the quality of life. He spent 22 months with the Venda people in South Africa. He wrote Venda Children's Songs (1967) based on this experience. Blacking's best known work is How Musical Is Man? (1973) Blacking died in 1990.