African music and dance

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Welcome to the Department of African Music and Dance, part of the School of Music and Dance and the School of African Studies.

Division description[edit]

The scope of this division is

  • to collect knowledge on African music and dance
  • to develop teaching materials about African music and dance
  • to develop research methods for the study of African dance
  • to provide a scientific basis for the improvement of the coverage and quality of Wikipedia articles related to this subject.

Research topics[edit]

Active participants[edit]

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References[edit]

The following list of references is only the starting point for an extensive anotated bibliography to be developed.

  • Tracey, Hugh. (1961). The evolution of African music and its function in the present day. Johannesburg: Institute for the Study of Man in Africa.
  • Lomax, Alan: Folk song style and culture. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Publication No. 88, Washingthon 1968.
  • Lomax, Alan, Bertenieff, Irmgaard, Paulay, Forrestine: Choreometrics: a method for the study or cross-cultural pattern in film. Research Film, Vol 6, No. 6, Göttingen 1969.
  • Koetting, James T (1992). "Africa/Ghana". Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples (Second edition ed.). New York: Schirmer Books. pp. 67–104. ISBN 0-02-872602-2.CS1 maint: Extra text (link)
  • Kubik, Gerhard Zum Verstehen Afrikanischer Musik, Aufsätze, Reihe: Ethnologie: Forschung und Wissenschaft, Bd. 7, 2., aktualisierte und ergänzte Auflage, 2004, 448 S., ISBN 3-8258-7800-7 (in German language)
  • Simon, Artur (Ed.), "Musik in Afrika", (Staatliche Museen) Berlin 1983 (in German language)
  • Bender, Wolfgang: Sweet Mother - Moderne afrikanische Musik, 1985, Trickster Verlag, München. ISBN 3-923804-10-5 (in German language)

Department news[edit]

  • 6 March 2006 - Department founded!