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Seize the Dance BaAka Musical Life and the Ethnography of Performance

ISBN-10: 0195308697
ISBN-13: 9780195308693
Edition: 2011
Authors: Michelle Kisliuk
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List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

"Pygmy music" has captivated students and scholars of anthropology and music for decades if not centuries, but until now this aspect of their culture has never been described in a work that is at once vividly engaging, intellectually rigorous, and self-consciously aware of the ironies of representation. Seize the Dance! is an ethnomusical study focused on the music and dance of BaAka forest people, who live in the Lobaye region of the Central African Republic. Based on ethnographic research that Michelle Kisliuk conducted from 1986 through 1995, this book describes BaAka songs, drum rhythms, and dance movements--along with their contexts of social interaction--in an elegant narrative that is enhanced by many photographs, musical illustrations, and field recordings on a companion website.

Charles Frazier was born in 1950 and grew up in western North Carolina. Frazier received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina and his doctorate in American literature from the University of South Carolina. He taught at the University of Colorado and North Carolina State University before writing his first novel, Cold Mountain. He based the bestselling book on true stories written by his great-great-grandfather in journals during the Civil War period. Cold Mountain won the National Book Award. His other novels are Thirteen Moons and Nightwoods.Dr. Gary R. Collins is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D in clinical psychology from Purdue University. His other books include The Magnificent Mind , How to Be a People Helper , and Can You Trust Psychology?

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