Author DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell
Title Fiddling in West Africa : Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2008
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction:A Master Fiddler and a Signifi cant but Little- Known Tradition -- 1. Fiddling in West Africa: Understanding the Culture Area -- 2. An Affi rmation of Identity: Fulbe Fiddling in Senegambia -- 3. Calling the Bori Spirits: Hausa Fiddling in Nigeria -- 4. In Service to the King: Dagbamba Fiddling in Ghana -- Conclusion -- Appendix:Distribution of the One- Stringed Fiddle (Listed by Country) -- Notes -- List of References -- Discography and Videography: Selected Recordings of One-StringedFiddle Music from West Africa -- Index
Fiddling has had a lengthy history in Africa which has long been ignored. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje corrects this oversight with an expansive study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures of West Africa. DjeDje not only explains the history of the instrument itself, but also discusses the processes of stylistic transference and adaptation, suggesting how these may have contributed to differing performance practices. Additionally, DjeDje delves into the music, the performance context, the musicians behind the fiddle, the meaning of the instrument, and its use in these three cultures. This detailed work helps the reader understand and appreciate three little-known musical cultures in West Africa and the fiddle's influence upon them
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Link Print version: DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell Fiddling in West Africa : Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures Bloomington : Indiana University Press,c2008 9780253349248
Subject Music -- Africa, West -- History and criticism.;Fiddling -- Africa, West
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