Africa O-ye!: A Celebration of African Music
Exploring styles such as soukous, rai, makossa, mbaqanga, mbalaz and jit, this 225-page book surveys the contemporary styles of African music in the context of traditional culture and traces the growth of African music from 1920s highlife to doday's dance fusion. Hundreds of color and black and white photographs, biographies, selective discography and comprehensive index are included with author Graeme Ewens informative and entertaining text.
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