African musical aesthetics

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Cambridge Scholars , Newcastle upon Tyne
Music and philosophy, Music, Philosophy and aesthetics, Musikphilosophie, History and criticism, Musikäst
Statementby John Murungi
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML350.6 .M87 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination249 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25081518M
ISBN 101443829277
ISBN 139781443829274
LC Control Number2011486678
OCLC/WorldCa710018853

"Kwaito’s Promise is an invaluable resource for scholars interested in contemporary South Africa, African music and popular culture more broadly, and the relationship between aesthetics and politics. He uses lyrical and musical analysis sparingly and. For African musical aesthetics to accomplish this task, this book challenges the conventional Western understanding of philosophy—an understanding that projects Africa as devoid of philosophy.

It is this projection that pervaded Africa during the colonial period, and it is the projection that is challenged in African philosophy. "We have in this book a Rosetta stone for mediating, or translating, African musical behavior and aesthetics."—Andrew Tracey, African Music "John Miller Chernoff, who spent 10 years studying African drumming, has a flair for descriptive writing, and his first-person narratives should be easily understood by any reader, while ringing unmistakably true for the reader who has also Cited by:   African musical aesthetics constitutes this location, and has its home in it.

Moreover, since the separation of the domain of the intellect and the domain of emotion represents a bifurcation of what it is to be a human being, and by making either domain the location of the other, what African musical aesthetics accomplishes is the affirmation Author: John Murungi.

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Get this from a library. African musical aesthetics. [John Murungi] -- In the West, philosophy is generally confined to the domain of the intellect, and music to the domain of the emotion.

This book makes either domain the location for the other. African musical. The term African aesthetic refers to the African perception and appreciation of the nature, beauty, and value of artistic expressions or representations of African : Soul Shava.

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"We have in this book a Rosetta stone for mediating, or translating, African musical behavior and aesthetics."--Andrew Tracey, African Music "John Miller Chernoff, who spent 10 years studying African drumming, has a flair for descriptive writing, and his first-person narratives should be easily understood by any reader, while ringing unmistakably true for the reader who has also.

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African Dance Aesthetic Technical Aesthetic Qualities: Aesthetics Qualities of African Dance According to Robert Farris Thompson: posture grounded movements bent knees Use of the whole foot joint flexibility hand formation coordination iscolations head shoulders hips ribcage in.

This works well an opening lesson that 1) engages students using a familiar rhyme, 2) utilizes a culturally-based teaching process, and 3) transmits the cultural values of improvisation or “showing off,” musical play, communal music making, and musical flexibility, among other musical : Natalie Sarrazin.

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AFRICAN RHYTHM AND AFRICAN SENSIBILITY, AESTHETICS AND SOCIAL ACTION IN AFRICAN MUSICAL IDIOMS by John Miller Chernoff, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London,pp. photographs, $ If mediation of one culture to another, inter-cultural understanding, is what ethnomusicology.

"We have in this book a Rosetta stone for mediating, or translating, African musical behavior and aesthetics." Andrew Tracey, African Music "John Miller Chernoff, who spent 10 years studying African drumming, has a flair for descriptive writing, and his first-person narratives should be easily understood by any reader, while ringing unmistakably true for the reader who has also /5().

Aesthetics of music (/ ɛ s ˈ θ ɛ t ɪ k s, iː s- æ s-/) is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of art, beauty and taste in music, and with the creation or appreciation of beauty in music.

In the pre-modern tradition, the aesthetics of music or musical aesthetics explored the mathematical and cosmological dimensions of rhythmic and harmonic organization. Free Online Library: Culture, concept, aesthetics: the phenomenon of the African musical universe in Western musical culture.

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Many of the instruments historically used in African American music, including the banjo and the drum, have antecedents in African musical instruments, and many features common to African American music likewise have roots in African musical traditions, such as the call and response song form and an immersive approach to singing.

Free Online Library: Airshafts, loudspeakers, and the hip hop sample: contexts and African American musical aesthetics. by "African American Review"; Literature, writing, book reviews Ethnic, cultural, racial issues African Americans Music Rap (Music) Analysis Rap music. Meki Nzewi.

Professor Meki Nzewi lectures in African Music at the University of Pretoria. As a cultural scientist, he has undertaken an interactive study of the creative theory and performance practice underlying African traditional musical arts for over 36 years.

"We have in this book a Rosetta stone for mediating, or translating, African musical behavior and aesthetics."—Andrew Tracey, African Music "John Miller Chernoff, who spent 10 years studying African drumming, has a flair for descriptive writing, and his first-person narratives should be easily understood by any reader, while ringing unmistakably true for the reader who has also /5(18).

Aesthetics, or esthetics (/ ɛ s ˈ θ ɛ t ɪ k s, iː s- æ s-/), is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of beauty and taste, as well as the philosophy of art (its own area of philosophy that comes out of aesthetics). It examines subjective and sensori-emotional values, or sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste.

Aesthetics covers both natural and artificial sources. This book argues that Philosophy did not migrate to African from anywhere but that it is radically native to all communities. The chapters cover the erasure of African philosophy, African philosophical departures, the threat that Christianity has posed to African philosophy, African legal philosophy, African musical aesthetics and connections Author: John Murungi.

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The book is not simply an account of the rise of a popular genre that provided the soundscape for South African township youth in the first years of freedom. It ventures boldly into an uncompromising, complex analysis of how this amorphous style of music gave form to the cultural imaginary, indeed to the very lives of its consuming : Gavin Steingo.

The book looks at: The experience of listening Rhythm and musical movement What modernism has meant for musical aesthetics The relation of music to other 'sound arts' Improvisation and composition as well as more traditional issues in musical aesthetics such as absolute versus programme music and the question of musical formalism.

"We have in this book a Rosetta stone for mediating, or translating, African musical behavior and aesthetics."-Andrew Tracey, African Music "John Miller Chernoff, who spent 10 years studying African drumming, has a flair for descriptive writing, and his first-person narratives should be easily understood by any reader, while ringing unmistakably true for the reader who has also.

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In this timely book, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., one of our nation’s rising young African American intellectuals, makes an impassioned plea for black America to address its social problems by recourse to experience and with an eye set on the promise and potential of the future, rather than the fixed ideas and categories of the past.African Rhythm and African Sensibility: Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Order from: Publisher's Website Amazon The musical examples that accompany the book are currently available as MP3 files upon emailed request.Books in the series will foreground the cultural perspectives of the primary creators and performers of the music, highlighting the voices of African Americans themselves.

The series editors welcome projects not only from ethnomusicologists, but from such related fields as cultural history, sociology, anthropology, and African American studies.