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Griots and Griottes : Masters of Words and Music (Paperback)

Author: Hale, Thomas A.

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Griots, a uniquely African profession, fulfill a variety of roles asgenealogists, historians, spokespersons, diplomats, musicians, teachers, praisesingers, and advisors. Telling the story of these remarkable wordsmiths andperformers, Thomas A. Hale addresses the nature of their verbal and musical art, therole of female griots, or griottes, how griots and griottes fit into theirsocieties, and what their future might be in Africa and the rest of theworld.


Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780253219619
SKU 204875553
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0253219612
Release Date 8/1/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0410
Publisher Indiana University Press
$29.54 + free shipping
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