Artistic dynamos : an ethnography on music in Central African kingdoms /

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Routledge,, New York, NY, United States, p.1 online resource (xxx, 222 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01030444, African., Art, bisacsh, Cameroon., Ethnomusicology., fast, General., Music, Ngyemboon (African people), Social aspects, Social life and customs.


Includes bibliographical references and index."Artistic Dynamos: An Ethnography on Music in Central African Kingdoms uses stories and research from the Ngiemboon community of West Cameroon as touchstones for proposing new approaches to arts scholarship and community development. Building on the results of ethnographic research, artistic action is viewed through the lens of communication. This view brings a picture of increased cultural energy in the enactment of artistic genres -- melodic, rhythmic, poetic, dramatic, visual, and performative. Schrag's treatise will change how scholars across disciplines understand and engage with the arts. This volume offers methods for improved scholarship, resulting in communities living better lives. The author's website contains the video and audio recordings discussed in the book, plus full color versions of many photos and diagrams"--Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 02, 2021).Brian Schrag is Senior Ethnomusicology & Arts Consultant, SIL International, and founder of the Center for Excellence in World Arts at Dallas International University.