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An Encyclopedia of the African
and African American Experience

by Kwame Anthony Appiah (Editor),
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Editor)
Hardcover - 2144 pages
This amazing reference work contains lots of entries on music plus an absolute wealth of information on the culture of African countries and peoples. The African diaspora in the Americas is also covered in great detail.
Fascinating and highly recommended.

Microsoft Encarta Africana 2000
by Kwame Anthony Appiah (Editor),
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Editor)
This CD-ROM version of the Africana encyclopedia (see above) contains 3,600 articles, 200 sidebars, 2,900 multimedia features, and 800 Web links.

Africa O-Ye!:
A Celebration of African Music

by Graeme Ewens, Grarme Ewens, Manu Dibango (Foreword)
(via Europe)

Afropop: An Illustrated Guide
to Contemporary African Music

by Sean Barlow, Banning Eyre
(via UK, via Europe)

Africa and the Blues
by Gerhard Kubik
(via UK, via Europe)

Africa: The Garland Encyclopedia
of World Music, Vol 1

by Ruth M. Stone (Editor), James Porter (Editor)

Africa: Folk Music Atlas
by DNA Media Inc.

Book, CD-ROM and music CD

African Classical Music
by Tunde Jegede
(via UK)

African Drum Music: Adowa
by Kongo Zabana
(via UK)

Africa in Scott Joplin's Music
by Carol Lems-Dworkin

African Music
by Francis Bebey, J. Bennett
(via UK, via Europe)

African Music
by John Gray

African Music: A Pan-African Annotated Bibliography
by Carol Lems-Dworkin

African Roots (Traditional Black Music)
by Jerry Silverman, Kenneth B. Clark (Designer)

Black Chord:Visions of the
Groove Connection Between Afro-Beats,
Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, and More

by David Corio, Vivien Goldman

Breakout: Profiles in African Rhythm
by Gary Stewart
(via UK, via Europe)

The Da Capo Guide to Contemporary African Music
by Ronnie Graham
(via UK, via Europe)

Drum Gahu: An Introduction to African Rhythm
by David Locke
(via UK, via Europe)

The Drummer's Path: Moving the Spirit
With Ritual and Traditional Drumming

by Sule Greg Wilson
(via UK, via Europe)

The Healing Drum:
African Wisdom Teachings

by Yaya Diallo, Mitchell Hall (Contributor)
(via UK, via Europe)

The Music of Africa
by J. H. Kwabena. Nketia, J. H. Kwabeha Nketia

The Roots of the Blues: An African Search
by Samuel Barclay Charters
(via UK, via Europe)

Traditional African and Oriental Music
by Otto Karolyl
(via UK, via Europe)

The World of African Music
(Stern's Guide to Contemporary African Music, Vol .2)

by Ronnie Graham



Pygmy Music

Bayaka: The Extraordinary Music of the Babenzele Pygmies
and Sounds of Their Forest Home

by Louis Sarno
Book and CD
(via UK, via Europe)

Echoes of the Forest
(aka Forest Magic: Music of the Central African Pygmies)

by Louis Sarno, Jean-Pierre Hallet
Book and cassette tape
(via UK, via Europe)

Seize the Dance!
Baaka Musical Life and Ethnography of Performance
by Michelle Robin Kisliuk
(via UK, via Europe)



North Africa

Men and Popular Music in Algeria:
The Social Significance of Rai

by Marc Schade-Poulsen
(via UK, via Europe)

The Voice of Egypt: Umm Kulthum, Arabic Song,
and Egyptian Society in the Twentieth Century

by Virginia Danielson
(via UK)

A Trade Like Any Other:
Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt

by Karin Van Nieuwkerk, Karin Van Nieuwkerk, Kathy Van Nieuwkerk

Serpent of the Nile: Women and Dance in the Arab World
by Wendy Buonaventura, Ibrahim Farrah



Southern Africa

African Stars: Studies in
Black South African Performance

by Veit Erlmann

Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination:
South Africa and the West

by Veit Erlmann
(via UK, via Europe)

Marabi Nights: Early South African
Jazz and Vaudeville

by Christopher Ballantine

Nightsong: Performance, Power, and
Practice in South Africa

by Veit Erlmann
(via UK, via Europe)

Rituals of Fertility and the
Sacrifice of Desire: Nazarite Women's
Performance in South Africa

by Carol Ann Muller

Rumba on the River:
A History of the Popular Music
of The Two Congos

by Gary Stewart
Read Review
(via UK, via Europe)

The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions
of the Shona People of Zimbabwe

by Paul F. Berliner
(via UK, via Europe)

South African Music Encyclopedia
by Malan

Venda Children's Songs:
A Study in Ethnomusicological Analysis

by John Blacking
(via UK, via Europe)



West Africa

African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective
by V. Kofi Agawu, Kofi Agawu
(via Europe)

African Drum Music: Performed by
Master Drummers of the Ghana Dance Ensemble

by Kongo Zabana
(via UK)

African Rhythm and African Sensibility
by John Chernoff
(via UK, via Europe)

Dancing Prophets: Musical Experience
in Tumbuka Healing
by Steven M. Friedson
(via UK, via Europe)

Griots and Griottes: Masters of Words and Music
by Thomas A. Hale
(via UK, via Europe)

New! Griots at War: Conflict,
Conciliation, and Caste in Mande

by Barbara G. Hoffman

History of Juju Music: A History of
an African Popular Music from Nigeria

by T. Ajayi Thomas
(via UK, via Europe)

New! In Search of Sunjata: The Mande Oral Epic
As History, Literature and Performance

by Ralph A. Austen (Editor)

Jali Kunda: Griots of West Africa & Beyond
by Foday Musa Suso, others
Book and CD

Juju: A Social History and Ethnography
of an African Popular Music

by Christopher Alan Waterman
(via UK, via Europe)

Lonely Planet Mali Blues: Traveling to an African Beat
(Lonely Planet Journeys)
(via UK, via Europe)

New! Mande Music: Traditional and Modern
Music of the Maninka and Mandinka
of Western Africa

by Eric S. Charry

New! Status and Identity in West Africa:
Nyamakalaw of Mande
(African Systems of Thought)

by David C. Conrad Barbara E. Frank (Editors)

West African Pop Roots
by John Collins
(via UK, via Europe)

Xylophone Music from Ghana Performance
by Joseph Kobom



Children's Books

Forest Singer
by Sylvia Sikundar, Alison Astill (Illustrator)
Ages 4-8

The Singing Man:
Adapted from a West African Folktale

by Angela Shelf Medearis, Terea Shaffer (Illustrator)
Ages 4-8