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A Contemporary Study of Musical Arts Informed by African Indigenous Knowledge Systems Vol 4

Illuminations, Reflections and Explorations

by Meki Nzewi, Odyke Nzewi

The Contemporary study of musical arts, Volumes 1 to 5 is a series that emphasizes the intellectual security of cultural knowledge orientation in the study and research of the musical arts for students and educators that could engage in global knowledge discourse and practice with original cultural-mental integrity. The “Need” that introduces the series argues that “theoretical content, philosophical and psychological foundations of creativity and practice, the nature and principles of musical arts theatre, and research and historical process [should] derive in essence from the original African intellectual perspective about the sense and meaning of music – indigenous to contemporary.” The contents discuss what is Africa-generic at the sub-structural level about musical arts conceptualization and practice.

Volume 4 is a collection of scholarly essays, some in narrative style, that discusses specific musical arts topics, basic to African indigenous knowledge grounding, in the disciplinary fields of philosophical illuminations, theoretical explorations, indigenous concept of drama, contemporary musical arts education including dance education, science and technology, and music and health.

These volumes on the study of the musical arts in Africa represent the commitment of the Centre for Indigenous Instrumental Music and Dance Practices of Africa (CIIMDA) to generate literature and performance repertory grounded in indigenous African musical arts knowledge systems for local and global educational, research and concert engagements.

ISBN 9781920051655 | 302 pages | 254mm x 178mm | B/W Illustrations | 2007 | African Minds Publishers, South Africa | Paperback




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