Ancient text messages of the Yorùbá bàtá drum : cracking the code / Amanda Villepastour

Author(s): Villepastour, Amanda, 1958-
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Subjects: Batá music--History and criticism
Drum language--Nigeria
Yoruba (African people)--Music--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010
Series: SOAS musicology series
SOAS musicology series
LC Classification: M, ML
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Introduction
1. The Telegraph without Wire
2. An Extension of Mouth: How the Bata Talks
3. Other Voices: The Omele Meta and the Iyaalu Dundun
4. Speaking in Codes: Ena Bata
Epilogue: Bata is the Mouthpiece of Awo
Appendix I. Research Methods
Appendix II. Musical Transcriptions and Text Translations
Bibliography
Discography
Index
Analytic Titles: Ancient bàtá text messages
Notes: LCCN: 2009016963
ISBN: 9780754667537 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0754667537 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes discography
Accompanying compact disc contains drumming examples performed by Rabiu Ayandokun, entitled Ancient bàtá text messages
Contents: The telegraph without wire -- An extension of mouth : how the bàtá talks -- Other voices : the Omele Méta and the Ìyáàlù Dùndún -- Speaking in codes : Enà Bàtá -- Epilogue: Bàtá is the mouthpiece of Awo
Compact disc accompanying this book is shelved in the Music Listening Center
Physical Description: xvi, 173 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
OCLC Number: 319321764
ISBN/ISSN: 9780754667537
0754667537

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