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Fiddling in West Africa

Jacqueline Cogdell Djedje

Fiddling in West Africa

Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures

by Jacqueline Cogdell Djedje

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Published by Indiana University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African studies,
  • Ethnography,
  • Music,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • West Africa,
  • Ethnomusicology,
  • Musical Instruments - Strings,
  • Ethnic,
  • Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10228885M
    ISBN 100253349249
    ISBN 109780253349248

    Abstract. Fiddling in West Africa is a multi-sited ethnography comparing fiddling in three major West African regions and culture clusters: Senegambia (home to the Fulbe), northern Nigeria (home to the Hausa), and northern Ghana (home to the Dagbamba).Author: Amanda Villepastour. Chapter 1, "Fiddling in West Africa: Understanding the Culture Area," outlines a history of Sudanic West Africa and presents the historical and linguistic complexities of this very large geographical region, DjeDje hints at the controversy of one-string fiddle origin very early in the text in a section, "Arabization and Islamization" (p.

    DjeDje’s most recent publications include Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures (Indiana University Press, ), Fiddling in West Africa (s–s): The CD Recording, and Fiddling in West Africa (s–s): The Songbook (UCLA Ethnomusicology Publications, ). Synonyms for fiddling in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for fiddling. 17 synonyms for fiddling: trivial, small, petty, trifling, insignificant, unimportant, pettifogging.

    A fiddle is a bowed string musical instrument, most often a violin. It is a colloquial term for the violin, used by players in all genres including classical music. Although violins and fiddles are essentially synonymous, the style of the music played may determine specific construction differences between fiddles and classical violins. For Hornbostel–Sachs classification: , .   That led me to this ethnomusicologist from UCLA, Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, who wrote a book called Fiddling in West Africa. What drew you to African fiddle? It’s mainly violin and vocals and this call-and-response style. I thought, “OK, maybe this is what I need to be doing—but in my own way.” The music in northern Ghana, the kind of.


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Fiddling in West Africa is an invaluable resource for students and scholars, as well as the general public. Vol No. 3, August " (American Ethnologist) "This impressive book is both ambitious in its scope and meticulously detailed 3/5(1).

DjeDje’s book defies these stereotypes by opening the reader to the sheer diversity of musical instruments, approaches, and repertoires in West Africa Dec. ” — Notes “ Fiddling in West Africa is a good resource not only for a Westerner who knows next to nothing about fiddling in some 'obscure' corner of Africa, but also.

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Fiddling has had a lengthy history in Africa which has long been ignored. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje corrects this oversight with an expansive study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures of West by: 9.

Fiddling has had a lengthy history in Africa which has long been ignored. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje corrects this oversight with an expansive study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures of West Africa.

DjeDje not only explains Price: $ Fiddling in West Africa A study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures of West Africa. This book not only explains the history of the instrument itself, but also discusses the processes of stylistic transference and adaptation, suggesting how these may have contributed to differing performance practices.

Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding. Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: A Master Fiddler and a Significant but Little-Known Tradition 1.

Fiddling in West Africa: Understanding the Culture Area 2. After procrastinating for over a month, I received news that ended my dilemma.

In November, at the annual conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) held in Mexico City, the SEM awarded Dr. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje the prestigious Alan Merriam Prize for outstanding scholarship for her book, Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and.

Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures: : Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje: Books3/5(1). Get this from a library. Fiddling in West Africa: touching the spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures.

[Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje] -- Fiddling has had a lengthly history in Africa which has long been ignored. DjeDje aims to correct this oversight with an expansive study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa and Dagbamba cultures of West. Fiddling in West Africa Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje Published by Indiana University Press DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell.

Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures. Book, – 1. Africa in the Nineteenth Century until the s. General History of by: 9. Noise Khanyile & the Jo'burgm C is a Johannesburg, South Africa based ensemble produced by West Nkosi that has been critically acclaimed.

[citation needed] They exhibit a sophisticated multiply layered tapestry of Zulu inspired sound on his release Art of Mchuno.

Moses Mchuno's township jive track incorporates fiddle and traditional Soweto singing. Get this from a library. Fiddling in West Africa: touching the spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures.

[Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje] -- Fiddling has had a lengthy history in Africa which has long been ignored. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje corrects this oversight with an expansive study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba.

ing strand of the book, is the quest of the origins and playing of the one-string fiddle in West Africa. DjeDje agrees "with scholars who believe that fiddling in West Africa is the result of Arab influence" (p. The author concludes her introduction with a kind of self-celebration.

In November, at the annual conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) held in Mexico City, the SEM awarded Dr. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje the prestigious Alan Merriam Prize for outstanding scholarship for her book, Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures (Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje is an international expert on things she once snubbed, with articles on gospel and spirituals and a new book on fiddling, "Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures.". Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje is Chair and Professor, Department of Ethnomusicology, Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA.

She sends twonews items: “A second book award (see email below dated October 7) for my book, Fiddling in West Africa ().

Inthe Society for Ethnomusicology awarded me the Alan Merriam Book Prize for the same book.”; “Article in. Fiddling has had a lengthy history in Africa which has long been ignored.

Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje corrects this oversight with an expansive study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures of West Africa. Fiddling in West Africa is a multi-sited ethnography comparing fiddling in three major West African regions and culture clusters: Senegambia (home to the Fulbe), northern Nigeria (home to the.

Fiddling in West Africa is a multi-sited ethnography comparing fiddling in three major West African regions and culture clusters: Senegambia (home to the Fulbe), northern Nigeria (home to the Hausa), and northern Ghana (home to the Dagbamba).

Beyond examining fiddling in “discrete units,” DjeDje presents these and other West African fiddling traditions “as a whole with Author: Amanda Villepastour. Definition of fiddling in the Idioms Dictionary.

fiddling phrase. What does fiddling expression mean? Quit fiddling around and work on your book report already! 3. To annoy or irritate someone, often by wasting their time.

Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures. Stott says it is hard to think of an MP who takes the Commonwealth seriously. He believes that Britain is “fiddling around” while West Africa burns.

Dr. Jenny Taylor is a journalist, author and part-time Fellow in Media, Communication and Journalism at Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics in Cambridge, : Dr. Jenny Taylor.Following her earlier academic studies, she released Fiddling in West Africa Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures in Contemporary African fiddle music.

Noise Khanyile & the Jo'burgm C is a Johannesburg based ensemble produced by West Nkosi that has been critically acclaimed.