Condition: Solid Good to Very Good. Back cover has moderate bend line, one small circular store ID sticker and small bar code sticker.
"The tradition of African music vibrates in the new worlds as well as the old. By breaking down ancient African music into local elements he is able to trace the particular influence of each important tribe as it is enslaved and brought to the new world. Which tribe was first where provides clues to the origin of idioms that have survived wave after wave of forced migrations. All areas where black music is vital are examined -- the black coastal belt of Latin America, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the smaller islands of the Caribbean, North America and finally, the ""new"" post-colonial Africa with its hybrid ""pop culture"" music. - (Unknown Reviewer)