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Agovi, Kofi E[rmeleh]:
The Rhythmic Structure of West African Music.
Journal of Musicology (Oakland, Calif.), Vol. 5, No. 3, 1979: 400-418.

Alaja-Browne, Afolabi:
On Music: Emotions and Mobilization.
Worldbeat. An International Journal of Popular music (Berlin), Vol. 1, 1991: 47-54.

Allen, Lara:
From Rights to Responsibilities:
Identity Politics and Ethnographic Methodology, Dialogues with South African Musicians.
Social Dynamics (Cape Town), Vol. 32, Issue 2, 2006: 50-80.

Argyle, John:
Kalela, Beni, Asafo, Ingoma and the Rural-Urban Dictomy.
African Studies (Abingdon), Vol. 50, Issue 1, 1991: 65-86.

Austerlitz, Paul:
Mambo Kings to West African Textiles.
A Synesthetic Approach to Black Atlantic Aestetics.

Glendora Review: African Quarterly on the Arts (Lagos), Vol. 3, No. 3 & 4, 2004: 115-124.

Ballantine, Christopher:
So who are we, and what are we doing?
Critical reflections on the annual Symposium on Ethnomusicology, 1980-1993.

Critical Arts (Abingdon), Vol. 9, No. 2, 1995: 131-146.

Ballantine, Christopher:
Report: Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The State of our Discipline.
South African Music Studies (Matieland), Vol. 32, 2012: 113-133.

Ballantine, Christopher:
Modernism and Popular Music.
Journal of the Royal Musical Association (Abingdon), Vol. 139, No. 1, 2014: 200-204.

Brusila, Johannes:
Jungle Drums Striking the World Beat:
Africa as an Image Factor in Popular Music.

in: Mai Palmberg (ed.):  Encounter Images in the Meetings between Africa and Europe.
Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute, 2001: 141-161.

Chernoff, John M.:
The Relevance of Ethnomusicology to Anthropology:
Strategies of Inquiry and Interpretation.

in: Dje Dje, Jacqueline & William Carter (eds.):
African Musicology: Current Trends.
Los Angeles, Calif.: African Studies Centre, 1989: 59-92.

Collins, [Edmund] John & Paul Richards:
Popular Music in West Africa – Suggestions for an Interpretative Framework.
in: Horn, David & Philip Tagg (eds.):
Popular Music Perspectives.
Papers from the First International Conference on Popular Music Research,
Amsterdam, June 1981.
Göteborg & Exeter: IASPM, 1982: 111-141.
Reprint
in: Frith, Simon (ed.):
World Music, Politics and Social Change.
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1989: 12-46.

Collins, [Edmund] John:
Some Anti-Hegemonic Aspects of African Popular Music.
in: Garofalo, Reebee (ed.):
Rockin’ The Boat. Mass Music and Mass Movements.
Boston, Mass.: South End Press, 1992: 185-194.

Collins, [Edmund] John:
Music and Mathematics.
in: Lauer, Helen (ed.): History of Philosophy and Science for African Undergraduates.
Ibadan: Hope Publications, 2003: 688-678.

Coplan, David [Bellin]:
Popular Music.
in: Oliver, Roland Anthony (ed.):
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Africa.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981: 446-450.

Coplan, David B[ellin]:
The Urbanisation of African Music: Some Theoretical Observations.
Popular Music (Cambridge), Vol. 2, 1982: 112-129.

Coplan, David B[ellin]:
Ethnomusicology and the Meaning of Tradition.
in: Blum, Stephen; Philip V. Bohlman & Daniel M. Neuman (eds.):
Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History.
Urbana & Chicago, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1991: 35-48.

Coplan, David [Bellin]:
Music: Anthropology. 
South African Music Studies (Matieland), Vol. 22, 2002: 1-12.

Emielu, Austin [‘Maro]:
Some Theoretical Perspectives on African Popular Music.
Popular Music (Cambridge), Vol. 30, No. 3, 2011: 371–388.

Emielu, Austin [‘Maro]:
Music Education in Africa: Struggles with Historical Identities and Cultural Renaissance.
Journal of Musical Arts Research (Nsukka), Vol.2, 2013: 214-227.

Austin Emielu [‘Maro]:
Tradition, Innovations, and Modernity in the Music of the Edo of Nigeria:
Toward a Theory of Progressive Traditionalism.
Ethnomusicology (Champaign, Ill.), Vol. 62, No. 2, 2018: 206-229.

Erlmann, Veit:
Ideologie der Differenz – Zur Ästhetik der World Music.
Schriftenreihe herausgegeben vom Forschungszentrum
Populäre Musik der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
PopScriptum 3, 1995: 6-29.

Frith, Simon:
Music and Identity.
in: Hall, Stuart & Paul du Gay (eds.):
Questions of Cultural Identity.
London: Sage Publications, 1996: 108-127.

Hampton, Barbara L.:
A Revised Analytical Approach to Musical Processes in Urban Africa.
African Urban Studies (East Lansing, Mich.), New Series, No. 6, Winter 1979-1980: 1-16.

Hampton, Barbara L:
Towards a Theory of Transformation in African Music.
in: Robinson, Pearl T. & Elliot P. Skinner (eds.):
Transformation and Resiliency in Africa.
Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1983: 211-229.

Hannez, Ulf:
The World in Creolization.
in: Barber, Karin (ed.)
Readings in African Popular Culture.
London: The International Africa Institute in Association with James Currey, Oxford:
and Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Ind., 1997: 12-18.

Hagan, Kofi:
‘Crossovers’ Crossfire. Report on a Discussion which Revealed some
Political Undercurrents in the Presentation of African Music.
West Africa (London), 8 December 1986: 2542-2544.

Kavoori, Anandam:
World Music, Authenticity and Africa: Reading Cesaria Evora and Ali Farka Toure.
Global Media Journal – African Edition (Stellenbosch), Vol. 3, No. 1, 2009: 80-96.

Mallet, Julien:
« World Music » Une question d’ethnomusicologie ?
Cahiers d’études africaines (Paris), Numéro spécial « Musiques du monde », no. 168, 2002: 831-852.
http://etudesafricaines.revues.org/168

Mans, Minette:
Tourism and Cultural Identity: Conservation or Commodification?
in: Akrofi, Eric; Maria Smit & Stig-Magnus Thorsén (eds.):
Music and Identity. Transformation and Negotiation.
Stellenbosch: Sun Press/African Sun Media, 2007: 235-255.

Martin, Denis-Constant:
Chapter 1 Music and Identity: A Theoretical Prologue.
Sounding the Cape. Music, Identity and Politics in South Africa.
Cape Town: African Minds Publishers, 2013: 3-52.

Mbaye, Jenny F[atou]:
Hip Hop Politics: Recognising a Southern Complexity.
in: Parnell, Susan & Sophie Oldfield (eds.):
The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South.
London: Routledge, 2014: 396-412.

Omibiyi[-Obidike], M[osunmola] [Ayinke]:
A Model for the Study of African Music.
African Music (Grahamstown), Vol. 5, No. 3, 1973: 6-11.

Omojola, Bode; Mohammed Ben Abdallah & Zaban Kongo:
Kofi Agawu on African Music[cology].
Glendora Review: African Quarterly on the Arts (Lagos), Vol. 3, No. 3 & 4, 2004: 125-133.

Onwuegbuna, Ikenna Emmanuel:
Pop Music Analysis in the 21st Century:
An Adaptation of the Pressey-Skinner Programmed-Learning Theory.

Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts (Awka), Vol.  6, 2009: 90-104.

Onwuegbuna, Ikenna Emmanuel:
The Study of African Popular Music: A Scrutiny of Agawu’s Authorial Philosophy.
Journal of the Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education (PASMAE),
West Africa Sub-Region, Vol. 2, No.1, 2012: 204-215.

Onwuegbuna, Ikenna Emmanuel:
Popular Music Studies: Contesting the Extremes of ‘Otherness’.
Journal of Nigerian Music Education (Ile-Ife), Vol. 6, 2014: 49-57.

Onwuegbuna, Ikenna Emmanuel:
African Popular Music and Politics of Presentation. 
Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (Ile-Ife), No. 7, 2013: 176-181.

Sajnani, Damon:
Troubling the Trope of “Rapper as Modern Griot”.
The Journal of Pan African Studies (Sun Village, Calif.), Vol. 6, No. 3, September 2013: 156-180.

Schneidermann, Nanna:
Distance/Relation: Doing Fieldwork with Social Media. [Uganda]
Forum for Development Studies (Abingdon), Vol. 45, Issue 2, 2018: 287-303.

Sone, Enongene Mirabeau:
Aesthetics from the Swazi perspective:
The Case of the Swazi Umhlanga/Reed Dance.

Muziki (Pretoria), Journal of Music Research in Africa, Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2010: 130-139.

Thorsén, Stig-Magnus (ed.):
Chapter “Contemporary is Only an Analytical Tool”.
Interview with J. H. Kwabena Nketia (Ghana).
Sound of Change. Social and Political Features of Music in Africa.
Stockholm: SIDA Studies No. 12, 2004: 199-216.

Waterman, Christopher A[llen]:
Chapter 1 The Study of African Urban Popular Musics.
Juju: The Historical Development, Socioeconomic Organization
and Communicative Funktions of a West African Popular Music.
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986: 1-39.

Waterman, Christopher A[llen]:
Jùjú History: Towards a Theory of Sociomusical Practice.
in: Blum, Stephen; Philip V. Bohlman & Daniel M. Neuman (eds.):
Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History.
Urbana & Chicago, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1991: 49-67.

Waterman, Christopher A[llen]:
The Uneven Development of Africanist Ethnomusicology: Three Issues and a Critique.
in: Nettl, Bruno & Philip V. Bohlman (eds.):
Comparative Musicology and Anthropology of Music. Essays on the History of Ethnomusicology.
Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 1991: 169-186.

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  • Mortaigne, Veronique:
    Cesaria Evora. La voix du Cap-Vert.
    Arles: Actes Sud, 1997. 203 p.

    ISBN 2-7427-1152-X 

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  • Johnson, John William:
    ‘Heelloy’. Modern Poetry and Songs of the Somalis.
    London: HAAN Publishing, 1998. xxiii & 241 p.
    ISBN 978-1-874-20981-2

    CONTENTS

    Foreword to the first edition by B. W. Andrzejewski ix
    Foreword to the 1996 edition by Abdilahi Qarshi xi
    Preface to the first edition xv
    Preface to the 1996 edition xxiii

    1. Introduction
    The social context 1
    The Nature of Traditional Pastoralist Poetry 12
    The Historical Development of Modern Oral Poetry 17

    2. The Family of Miniature Genres
    The Nature of the Family of Miniature Genres 27
    The Poetry of the Miniature Family 32

    3. The emergence of the Belwo
    The Historical Background 49
    The Belwo is Born 53
    The Poetry of the Belwo 59

    4. The Heello: Period One
    The Metamorphosis: Belwo to Heello A 75
    The Modem Poem: Heello A to Heello B 82

    5. The Heello: Period Two
    The Historical Background 95
    The Poetry of the Second Period 103

    6. The Heello: Period Three
    The Historical Background 117
    The Poetry of the Third Period 146

    7. Characteristics of the Heello: All Periods
    Themes Common to All Periods 175
    Structural Characteristics and
    Development Common to All Periods 190
    The Impact of Media on Modern Poetry 208

    8. Conclusion
    The Inheritance of the Heello 215
    Forces Behind the Success and Development of Modern Poetry 216

  • Collins, [Edmund] John:
    Fela. Kalakuta Notes. 2nd edition
    Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2015.  xii & 326 p.
    ISBN 978-0-8195-7539-5 (paper) 978-0-8195-7540-1 (ebook)

    CONTENTS

    Foreword by Banning Eyre ix
    Introduction 1

    Part 1 Early Days
    1 The Birth of Afrobeat 27
    2 Joe Mensah Remembers 41
    3 Fela in Ghana 49
    4 Stan Plange Remembers 29

    Part 2 Confrontation
    5 Kalakuta is Born 67
    6 “JB” Talks about Fela 73
    7 The Kalakuta Republic 81
    8 The Black President 114
    9 Amsterdam and After 125

    Part 3 Retrospect
    10 Mac Tontoh on Fela 139
    11 Frank Talk about Fela 152
    12 Obiba Plays It Again 165
    13 Smart Binete Sorts It Out 174
    14 Anku Checks Out the Beat 178
    15 Nana Danso Orchestrates 183
    16 Some Early Afro-Fusion Pioneers 197
    17 Interview with Fela 204
    18 Afterthoughts and Updates 209
    19. Felabrations at Home and Abroad 238

    Chronology 259
    Notes 269
    Selected Bibliography 281
    Discography 285
    Appendix A: “Shuffering and Shmiling” Score 303
    Index 309

  • Erlmann, Veit (ed.):
    Populäre Musik in Afrika.

    Veröffentlichungen des Museum für Völkerkunde.
    Neue Folge 53. Abteilung Musikethnologie VIII.
    Berlin: Museum für Völkerkunde, 1991. 312 pp. & 2 CDs.
    ISBN 3-88609-213-5

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    Arles: Actes Sud, 1997. 203 p.

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  • Sweeney, Philip:
    Directory of World Music. A Guide to Performers and their Music.
    With Contributions from Peter Gabriel, Andy Kershaw, Giberto Gil [&] Manu Dibango.
    London: Virgin Books, 1991. 262 p.
    Section Africa 1-81
    ISBN 0-86369-378-4

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    AFRICA

    The North and West
    Introduction: Peter Gabriel 1
    Libya 3
    Tunisia 5
    Algeria 6
    Morocco 13
    Mauritania 16
    Senegal 17
    Mali 20
    Guinea 26
    Guinea-Bissau 29
    Cape Verde 29
    Sierra Leone 31
    Côte d’Ivoire 32
    Ghana 34
    Togo and Benin 36
    Nigeria 37

    Central Africa, The South and East
    Introduction: Manu Dibango 42
    Cameroon 44
    Zaire 49
    Congo 56
    Gabon 56
    Angola 57
    Zambia 58
    Mozambique 59
    Zimbabwe 60
    South Africa 65
    Madagascar 70
    Mauritius and Reunion 71
    Tanzania and Zanzibar 72
    Kenya 74
    Uganda 76
    Burundi 76
    Ethiopia 77
    Sudan 79

  • Lee, Hélène:
    Rockers d’Afrique. Stars et légendes du rock mandinque.
    Paris: Albin Michel, 1988. 223 pp.
    ISBN 2-226-03 139-1 

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