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The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager Dec 2015

The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This article examines the role of music and dance in African life and how it is intertwined with the culture. The author investigates many styles, elements and ngomas to show how they are used in daily life from the womb to the grave.

Music and other art forms are an inseparable part of African life and are culminated into everyday activities. Instrumental, singing and dance are art forms embedded in the diverse cultures of African peoples and their traditions, beliefs, values, religions and artistic expression.

According to the author, traditional arts practices can contribute to creativity, perception and understanding of ...


Roussel: The Flute And Extramusical Reference, Wendell Dobbs May 2012

Roussel: The Flute And Extramusical Reference, Wendell Dobbs

Wendell B. Dobbs

The article Roussel: The Flute and Extramusical Reference reveals the literary side of Roussel's flute music.


An Early American Family Of Flutists, Wendell Dobbs May 2012

An Early American Family Of Flutists, Wendell Dobbs

Wendell B. Dobbs

An overview of the history of a dynasty of flutists, flute manufacturers and music publishers established by English emigrant Edward R. Riley in New York. Riley and copperplate printer Thomas Adams formed the firm Riley & Adams in 1812. It is said that all his three sons became music publishers, music instrument manufacturers and retailers.