Chopi Musicians: Their Music, Poetry and Instruments

1st Edition

Hugh Tracey

Routledge
Published August 22, 2018
Reference - 222 Pages
ISBN 9781138598775 - CAT# K387698
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

Originally published in 1948 and updated with a new introduction in 1970 this book is a classic study on the musical life of a Bantu people in Mozambique. It discusses the poetry on which the music and dances are based and provides, both in original and translation, 50 Chopi songs which are related to the social setting of Chopi life. It analyses some of the musical compositions and their structure with illustrations and transcriptions in score and describes the method of manufacture of the instruments. One chapter is devoted to full descriptions of the elaborate orchestral dances. The book is illustrated by numerous photographs and maps, and contains a glossary of musical terms, and extracts from early Portuguese accounts of the Chopi people and their music.

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