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By Francis Bebey, Josephine Bennett

ISBN-10: 1613746598

ISBN-13: 9781613746592

Enticing and enlightening, this consultant explores African music's varieties, musicians, tools, and position within the lifetime of the folks. A discography categorized by way of nation, topic, crew, and tool is usually included.

Original variation: 1969
English translation: 1975, Josephine Bennett

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