BOOKS: African Music and Percussion

Resources for learning the basics of Mbira Performance and West African Drumming.

 

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The 15th annual Italy Percussion Competition and Festival will be held in September (2017) in Montesilvano-Pescara (Italy). The festival features an international panel of judges and performers and will host students from around the globe.

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NEW RELEASES 2016

NOW AVAILABLE Robert S. Cohen's new title for Vibraphone and Marimba Duo: Happy Fugue'N Birthday
Also available, for percussion ensemble: Love Triangles for Percussion Trio.

Books: African Music and Percussion

Learning Mbira
B. Michael Williams
Price: $29.95
Learning Mbira: A Beginning . . .

A great introduction to this ancient African instrument, this book offers a very accessible collection of basic repertoire for the mbira. Tunes are transcribed in both Western notation and a style of tablature notation that is accessible to both experienced musicians as well as those with little prior musical training. Includes background information on each tune, as well as bibliography and discography. [103 pages] Recordings included: 2 CDs.

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Traditional Dance Rhythms
of Ghana

Frances Kofi
and Paul Neeley
Price: $29.95
Traditional Dance Rhythms of Ghana

Performed/recorded in Ghana, West Africa. Book includes background/contextual information and transcriptions of drum ensemble parts. Recordings are approx. 90 minutes in length. Music represented includes Atsia (Ewe), Kpanlogo (Ga) and Kinka (Ewe) among many other styles. Recordings included: 2 CDs.

"This excellent book also provides a historical overview into the drum history of Africa. The book's twofold use, as an instruction book and a history book, makes it quite valuable." (Percussive Notes - PAS, April 2000)

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Body Percussion




SEE ALSO: Brazilian Music
and
Percussion




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TRADITIONAL DANCE RHYTHMS OF GHANA

- BOOK, BELLS (5) and RATTLE (1)
 
  SET INCLUDES: 5 African Bells - West Africa.
Gankoqui (3) large (13"), medium (10 3/4") and small (7 1/4"), with wood beaters (3)
Atoke (1) with metal beater (1) - 11 1/4" long, 2" wide.
Frikyiwa with metal ring (1)
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Shaker (1). Gourd with strung bead nets. Approximately 16" long and 7" wide at bottom.
 
  Price: $179.95
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Gankouqi SET: large, medium, small
[approx. large (13"), medium (10 3/4") and small (7 1/4"), with wood beaters]
$89.95
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Atoke SET: large, medium, small $49.95
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" large
[approx. 10" to 11 1/4" long, 2" wide]
$22.95
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" medium
[approx. 8'' long]
$18.95
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" small
[approx. 4 3/4" long]
$15.95
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Frikyiwa Small metal bell with metal ring striker $17.95
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Shaker (Axatse) Approximately 16" long and 7" wide at bottom $39.95
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