In the tradition of African musicologists who have pioneered serious scholarly study of African music, notably J.H. Kwabena Nketia, this extended essay considers the subject of aesthetic value in African music, in particular, in the Ewe and Akan (Ghanaian) traditions. It examines African ? as compared with Western ? ideas about musical experience and its appeal; and music in relation to values, morality and human emotion.As an attribute of Nature, then, sound lends itself to being musically and rationally ordered on the basis of Reason. ... So can silence also be musically total, complete but also relative, capable of being organized in terms of textural contrasts, anbsp;...
|Title||:||An essay on the nature of the aesthetic in the African musical arts|
|Publisher||:||African Books Collective - 2005|