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Language and/in Music

Kofi Agawu

in The African Imagination in Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190263201
eISBN:
9780190263232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263201.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Language and music are said to be uncommonly close in Africa. This chapter explores the dimensions of that closeness by delving into the nature of tone languages and the constraints they impose on ... More


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