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A Reader in African-Jamaican Music, Dance and Religion

A Reader in African-Jamaican Music, Dance and Religion

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In this Reader, Coester and Bender have compiled some of the most important ethnographic work by noted researchers which, although previously published, have been exceptionally difficult to access by the growing community of scholars of African–Caribbean and Jamaican studies.

By: Markus Coester and Wolfgang Bender with a Foreword by Laura Tanna

Product Description

Jamaica’s rich culture is known the world over; and every aspect of this culture has been influenced by Jamaica’s African heritage. From speech to dress, and spirituality to dance, from food to folklore and from music to art and religion, African retentions from the time of slavery have become more than preserved aspects of Jamaica’s past; African traditions have become part and parcel of Jamaican culture.

In this Reader, Coester and Bender have compiled some of the most important ethnographic work by noted researchers which, although previously published, have been exceptionally difficult to access by the growing community of scholars of African–Caribbean and Jamaican studies.  Several seminal articles on aspects of African–Jamaican culture are included in this rich and valuable collection that describes and analyses the elements that make up a distinctive African–Jamaican ethos. 

Includes works from:

Walter Jekyll ● Astley Clerk ● Helen H. Roberts ● Ivy Baxter ● Sylvia Wynter ● Judith Bettelheim ● Cheryl Ryman ● Kenneth Bilby ● Monica Schuler ● Elizabeth Pigou ● Martha Warren Beckwith ● George Eaton Simpson ● Edward Seaga ● Barry Chevannes ● Pamela O’Gorman ● Garth White ● Laura Tanna ● Olive Lewin ● Adina Henry ● Laura Tanna with interviews by Hazel Ramsay ● Maureen Warner-Lewis ● Kenneth M. Bilby and Fu-Kiau kia Bunseki ● Hazel Carter ● Abiodun Adetugbo ● Donald Hogg ● Douglas R.A. Mack ● Verena Reckord ● Kenneth Bilby and Eliott Leib

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 7 in
ISBN:

978-976-637-253-8

Pages:

784

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

October 2015

Additional

Images, musical scores

About the Author

Markus Coester is an anthropologist and music ethnologist at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. His work has centred on documentation and research of indigenous and popular music in the Caribbean and Africa. Dr Coester also led the digitisation of taped recordings of indigenous Jamaican folk music and other recordings done by Dr Olive Lewin and Marjorie Whylie from the 1960s to the 1980s, which documented African–Caribbean and Indian–Jamaican music as well as oral history from kumina, tambo and set-up to burru, jonkunnu, gerre and rastafari.  

Wolfgang Bender is an ethnologist and honorary professor at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. An accomplished researcher in modern African music, art and literature, he has established ethnomusical archives at several German universities and his extensive publications and recordings have assisted in the preservation of traditional and folk music from both Africa and the Caribbean.

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