Griots and Griottes Masters of Words and Music

ISBN-10: 0253219612

ISBN-13: 9780253219619

Edition: 2007

Authors: Thomas A. Hale
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Thomas A. Hale is Liberal Arts Professor of African, French, and Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University. He is editor of The Epic of Askia Mohammed (IUP, 1996) and co-editor (with John William Johnson and Stephen Belcher) of Oral Epics from Africa (IUP, 1997).

Acknowledgments
A Note on Orthography and Measurement of Distance
Introduction: Ibn Battuta, Alex Haley, and the Diffusion of Knowledge about Griots
A Job Description for Griots
The Origin of Griots
The Verbal Art of Griots
Music across the Griot World
The Making of a Griot
Would You Want Your Daughter to Marry One?
Griottes: Unrecognized Female Voices
From the Courtyards of the Nobility to a Global Audience
The Value of Words
New Millennium Griots
Appendices
Griots Working in the United States
Films and Videos Featuring Griots
Selected English Translations of Epics by Griots
Audio Recordings by Griots
African Music Books That Include Sections on Griots
Ethno-Specific Terms for Griots
Theories for the Origin of the Word Griot
Selected Bibliography
Index
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