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Griots and Griottes

  • Author:
    Hale, Thomas A.
  • Publisher:
    Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, 2007
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A comprehensive guide to the music and verbal artistry of West Africa's Griots First paperback edition, 2007. xiv, 41pp. No jacket (as issued). Grots, a uniquely African profession, fulfil a variety of roles as genealogists, historians, spokespersons, diplomats, musicians, teachers, praise singers and advisors. Telling the story of these remarkable wordsmiths and performers, Thomas Hale addresses the nature of their verbal and musical art, the role of female griots (or griottes), how griots or griottes fit into their societies, and what their future might be in Africa and the rest of the world. Book in near fine condition and unread. very small area of light marking to upper edge of text block, otherwise fine/as new.
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