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Form, function, and style in African music

Samuel Ekpe Akpabot

Form, function, and style in African music

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Published by Macmillan Nigeria in Ibadan .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.,
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Music theory -- Africa.,
    • Music -- Africa -- History and criticism.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-128) and index.

      StatementSamuel Ekpe Akpabot.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsML3760 .A48 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 133 p. :
      Number of Pages133
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL115839M
      ISBN 109780182446
      LC Control Number99457713
      OCLC/WorldCa42858964


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