Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic world : rituals and remembrances

Along with linked modes of religiosity, music and dance have long occupied a central position in the ways in which Atlantic peoples have enacted, made sense of, and responded to their encounters with each other. This unique collection of essays connects nations from across the Atlantic---Senegal, Ke...

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Main Author: Diouf, Mamadou
Other Authors: Nwankwo, Ifeoma Kiddoe
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press ©2010, 2010
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Along with linked modes of religiosity, music and dance have long occupied a central position in the ways in which Atlantic peoples have enacted, made sense of, and responded to their encounters with each other. This unique collection of essays connects nations from across the Atlantic---Senegal, Kenya, Trinidad, Cuba, Brazil, and the United States, among others---highlighting contemporary popular, folkloric, and religious music and dance. By tracking the continuous reframing, revision, and erasure of aural, oral, and corporeal traces, the contributors to Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World collectively argue that music and dance are the living evidence of a constant (re)composition and (re)mixing of local sounds and gestures
Physical Description:292 pages illustrations
ISBN:0472050966
9780472050963