African Art Music A Personal Testimony by J. H. Kwabena Nketia

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Published by Afram Pubn .

Written in English

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  • Non-Western music: traditional & "classical",
  • Music,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Africa,
  • Ethnic,
  • Ethnomusicology,
  • Nketia, J. H. Kwabena

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages53
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9201792M
ISBN 109964703503
ISBN 109789964703509

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