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African Music, Sahara, history, languages, nations

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African Music, music of Africans who live south of the Sahara. A rich network of musical traditions has developed in Africa, a vast region of more than 50 nations, each with its own history and mixture of cultures and languages.

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Waterman, Chris, B.Mus., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of World Arts and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles. Author of "Juju: A Social History and Ethnography of an African Popular Music" and other publications.



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African Music, Sahara, history, languages, nations

 
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