Music Research Institute

CAD2.gif (375056 bytes)

Composition in Africa And the Diaspora

Volume 2

by Akin Euba & Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, Eds.
Published by the MRI Press 2010


202 pages, ISBN 978-1-933459-02-8

$16.00 per copy plus shipping 


Table of Contents:


Historical Views of African Music Composition 

  • One Hundred Years of West African Highlife: ‘African Guitarism’ (John Collins)
  • Towards a New Stylistic Identity: An Analytical Overview of Ghanaian Contemporary Choral Music (Eric Kwadwo O. Beeko)

African Music in Asia, Europe, and Latin America

  • Asia Meets Africa: Cross-Cultural Communication Through the Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak (Tan Sooi Beng)
  • African Music Study in China (Li Xin)
  • Computer and Drum in New Music (an English composer’s perspective on African music) (Geoffery Poole)
  • Music, Ethnicity, and Reinvention (Fernando Maglia)

Oral and Written Compositional Processes

  • The Oral and the Written – Dischordant Siblings? (Notes on African literary music composition) (Meki Nzewi)

Composing Music in Divergent Environments

  • Musical Folklorism – Creative Ethnomusicology – Intercultural Composition: Mykola Lysenko (1842-1912) and Kwabena Nketia (b.1921) (Taras Filenko)
  • Black Symbolisms Embedded in Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata Op. 47 for Violin and Piano (Paul Konye)
  • Jazz Legend James Moody – The Making of an Icon (Ursula Broschke Davis)




[Home] [About Us]  [Intercultural Music]   [MRI Press]   [Publications]  [Purchasing Options]   [Distributor]   [Events]   [Memoriam]   [Contact]