Survey of African Music

(Revised Edition)
Edited by Karlton E. Hester, Ph.D.
©2014, 400 pages
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    This book surveys issues involving the development of traditional and modern African music from antiquity into the modern era. It examines some of the historical context in which African music evolved throughout the entire continent, and connects to African life and culture through discussing stylistic elements of African music and its musicians. The relationship between Africa and aspects of other world cultures is also examined in order to understand some of the musical issues and relationships involved.

    Karlton E. Hester began his career as a composer, recording artist, and music educator. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York, and is currently the director of jazz studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Hester is also the founding director of the Fillmore Jazz Preservation Big Band in San Francisco. He has received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Mellon Foundation, among other. An acclaimed performer, Dr. Hester has played throughout the United States and internationally.
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