Musical bows of southern Africa

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New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc,, United States, p.x, 265 pages : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01030444, (OCoLC)fst01030701, Africa, Southern., fast, Music, Musical bow, Social aspects


Includes bibliographical references and index.A Brief Introduction to Musical Bows in Southern Africa / Bernhard Bleibinger -- Chipendani (Mouth Bow) -- the Origin of the Shona Mbira Harmonic System and of Andrew Tracey's 'Basic Kalimba Core' with an Appendix on the Venda Tshihwana / Klaus-Peter Brenner -- Musical Bows of Namibia / Dave Dargie -- Umakhweyana and ugubhu Zulu musical bows as inkokha, imvingo, inkohlisa, uqwabe and isiqwemqwemana / Sazi Dlamini -- The Social Dynamics of Three Zimbabwean Musical Bows : The Chipendani, Mukube, and Ground-bow / Jennifer W. Kyker -- The Sitontolo Mouthbow of eSwatini : Embodiment, Stories and Music / Cara Stacey and Vusi Sibandze -- Musical Bows of the AmaXhosa / David Dargie -- Eastern Kalahari Bow Music / Jürgen Schöpf."An overview of the theory and practice of musical bows in Southern Africa with emphasis on contemporary practices"--