Alfred Music Songs and Tales from the Dark Continent

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* In addition to their intrinsic entertainment value, these authentic regional singings and sayings offer significant insights into African lives and customs.
* Recorded in the early twentieth century, this compilation features folklore from the Ndau tribe of Portuguese East Africa and the Zulus of South Africa: songs celebrating the rain, labor chants, dances and laments, as well as songs of war, meditation, and love.
* Extensive commentary, metrical and literal translations, and notes on pronunciation provided by the editor, one of the world's foremost ethnomusicologists.
* A splendid introduction to the rich and varied musical and folkloric tradition of Africa, this volume offers a fine resource for music students and all enthusiasts of African culture.
* Unabridged reprint of the classic 1921 edition.
* 10 black-and-white illustrations.

* Series: Dover Edition
* Category: Song Folio
* Format: Book
* Instrument: Voice
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