By Francis Bebey, Josephine Bennett
Attractive and enlightening, this consultant explores African music's types, musicians, tools, and position within the lifetime of the folks. A discography categorized by way of state, topic, staff, and software is usually included.
Original version: 1969
English translation: 1975, Josephine Bennett
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He was greatly pleased at this, and said that coincided with the Koran. "But," he went on, "can yen tell me how it is that, while the Koran and the Bible both agree in saying that the world is 6000 years old, thé Chinese Book, on thé oontrary, declares it to be 33,000 ? This was rather a stumper~ so 1 replied cautiously, that I really could not say, but that many wise and learned men in Europe thought that the world was a great deal older even than that. At this they both relapsed into silence, and became awhile absorbed in reflection.
Great Moorish historian and geographer must have been wrong for once. I shall have frequent occasion to allude to Leo Africanus, so that a short account of that remarkable man may not be out of place here. By birth a Moor of Granada, he Bed from that city to Fez at the time of the expulsion of the Moors from Spain in 1492.. Twenty-five years later he was captured by Christian pirates and brought captive to Rome~ where he ultimately embraoed Christianity. Here he published his great work on African travel and history, which remains to this day the most important and trustworthy book upon thé country.
I shall have frequent occasion to allude to Leo Africanus, so that a short account of that remarkable man may not be out of place here. By birth a Moor of Granada, he Bed from that city to Fez at the time of the expulsion of the Moors from Spain in 1492.. Twenty-five years later he was captured by Christian pirates and brought captive to Rome~ where he ultimately embraoed Christianity. Here he published his great work on African travel and history, which remains to this day the most important and trustworthy book upon thé country.
African Music: A People's Art by Francis Bebey, Josephine Bennett