MANDE MUSIC: Table Of Contents
Traditional and Modern Music of the Maninka and Mandinka of Western Africa
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Technical Notes
  • Transcription Guide and Rhythm Concepts
  • Introduction
  • Performers
  • Performance
  • Instruments
  • Repertories
  • Tuning and Scales
  • Playing Techniques and Styles
  • Languages and Neighboring Peoples
  • Islam and Mande Music
  • Traditional and Modern
  1. The Mande
    • West African Prehistory
    • Ancient Ghana (Wagadu)
    • Mali
    • Kabu
    • European Contact, the Colonial Encounter, and Independence
    • Nyamakala and Notions of a Mande Class System
    • Mande Aesthetics and the Creative Artist: The Ngara
    • Conclusion
  2. Hunter's Music
    • Performers and Performance
    • Hunter's Harps
    • Simbi Repertory
    • Simbi and Donso Ngoni Tuning
    • Simbi Playing Technique and Style
    • Conclusion
  3. Jeliya
    • Performers and Performance
    • Jeli Instruments
    • The Repertory of Jeliya
    • Jeli Tuning Systems
    • Playing Techniques and Styles
    • Conclusion
  4. Drumming
    • Performers and Performance
    • Jembe
    • Dundun, Sangba, and Kenkeni
    • Tama
    • Mandinka Kutiro/Tangtango Ensemble
    • Conclusion
  5. The Guitar and the Modern Era
    • Performers and Recordings
    • Repertories of Modern Music
    • Guitar Tuning
    • Guitar Playing Styles
    • Conclusion
  6. Music Terminology
    • Julu, Dònkili, Fasa
    • The Many Uses of Ben (Agreement)
    • Terminology for Pitch Height
    • Rhythm
    • Conclusion
  7. Perspectives
    • Identity
    • Methods
    • When a Context Modernizes
    • Mande Ways of Learning Music, Ways of Learning Mande Music
    • When Teaching Westernizes
    • Conclusion
  • Manden Te Banna
  • Appendix A: References Related to Mande Music in Historical Sources from the Eleventh to the Mid-Nineteenth Century
  • Appendix B: Keys to Vocalists, Musicians, and Their Instruments
  • Appendix C: Recordings of Traditional and Modern Pieces in Mande Repertories
  • Appendix D: Syliphone Recordings
  • Glossary of African Terms
  • Bibliography
  • Discography
  • Videography
  • Personal Interviews, Lessons, and Recordings
  • Subject Index
  • Personal Name Index
  • Title Index

Subjects:

  • AFRICAN STUDIES
  • ANTHROPOLOGY: Cultural and Social Anthropology
  • MUSIC: Ethnomusicology

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