African Rhythm and African Sensibility: Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms

4.31 avg rating
( 106 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780226103457: African Rhythm and African Sensibility: Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"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 been to West Africa."—Roderick Knight, Washington Post Book World

"Ethnomusicologists must be proud that their discipline has produced a book that will, beyond doubt, rank as a classic of African studies."—Peter Fryer, Research in Literatures

"A marvelous book. . . . Not many scholars will ever be able to achieve the kind of synthesis of 'doing' and 'writing about' their subject matter that Chernoff has achieved, but he has given us an excellent illustration of what is possible."—Chet Creider, Culture

"Chernoff develops a brilliant and penetrating musicological essay that is, at the same time, an intensely personal and even touching account of musical and cultural discovery that anyone with an interest in Africa can and should read. . . . No other writing comes close to approaching Chernoff's ability to convey a feeling of how African music 'works'"—James Koetting, Africana Journal

"Four stars. One of the few books I know of that talks of the political, social, and spiritual meanings of music. I was moved. It was so nice I read it twice."—David Byrne of "Talking Heads"

The companion cassette tape has 44 examples of the music discussed in the book. It consists of field recordings illustrating cross-rhythms, multiple meters, call and response forms, etc.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Synopsis:

Explores the nature of African music and its importance within the flow of African social life, focusing on the reliance of African musicians on music to articulate their philosophical and religious heritage.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780226103440: African Rhythm and African Sensibility: Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0226103447 ISBN 13: 9780226103440
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 1980
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Chernoff
Published by Univ Chicago
ISBN 10: 0226103455 ISBN 13: 9780226103457
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Univ Chicago. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 4332012

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
27.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

John Miller Chernoff
Published by The University of Chicago Press, United States (1981)
ISBN 10: 0226103455 ISBN 13: 9780226103457
New Paperback Quantity available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 1981. Paperback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English. Brand new Book. "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 been to West Africa."?Roderick Knight, Washington Post Book World"Ethnomusicologists must be proud that their discipline has produced a book that will, beyond doubt, rank as a classic of African studies."?Peter Fryer, Research in Literatures"A marvelous book. . . . Not many scholars will ever be able to achieve the kind of synthesis of 'doing' and 'writing about' their subject matter that Chernoff has achieved, but he has given us an excellent illustration of what is possible."?Chet Creider, Culture"Chernoff develops a brilliant and penetrating musicological essay that is, at the same time, an intensely personal and even touching account of musical and cultural discovery that anyone with an interest in Africa can and should read. . . . No other writing comes close to approaching Chernoff's ability to convey a feeling of how African music 'works'"?James Koetting, Africana Journal"Four stars. One of the few books I know of that talks of the political, social, and spiritual meanings of music. I was moved. It was so nice I read it twice."?David Byrne of "Talking Heads"The companion cassette tape has 44 examples of the music discussed in the book. It consists of field recordings illustrating cross-rhythms, multiple meters, call and response forms, etc. Seller Inventory # AAC9780226103457

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
29.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Chernoff, John
ISBN 10: 0226103455 ISBN 13: 9780226103457
New Quantity available: 4
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 486868-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
27.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.98
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Chernoff, John Miller
Published by University of Chicago Press (1981)
ISBN 10: 0226103455 ISBN 13: 9780226103457
New Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Chicago Press, 1981. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0226103455_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
29.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

5.

Chernoff, John Miller
Published by University of Chicago Press 10/15/1981 (1981)
ISBN 10: 0226103455 ISBN 13: 9780226103457
New Paperback or Softback Quantity available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Chicago Press 10/15/1981, 1981. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. African Rhythm and African Sensibility: Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780226103457

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
30.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Chernoff, John Miller
Published by University of Chicago Press (1981)
ISBN 10: 0226103455 ISBN 13: 9780226103457
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Chicago Press, 1981. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 0226103455-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
30.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

7.

Chernoff, John Miller
Published by University of Chicago Press (1981)
ISBN 10: 0226103455 ISBN 13: 9780226103457
New Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Chicago Press, 1981. Paperback. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780226103457

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
32.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

John Miller Chernoff
Published by University Of Chicago Press (1981)
ISBN 10: 0226103455 ISBN 13: 9780226103457
New Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 1981. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0226103455

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
31.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.13
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

John Miller Chernoff (author)
Published by UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS 1981-10-01, Chicago (1981)
ISBN 10: 0226103455 ISBN 13: 9780226103457
New paperback Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS 1981-10-01, Chicago, 1981. paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9780226103457

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
29.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Chernoff, John Miller
ISBN 10: 0226103455 ISBN 13: 9780226103457
New Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
BOOKFARM
(FREMONT, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Seller Inventory # 0226103455BNA

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
31.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book