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The Music of West Africa: four instruments from the Museum of African Art Collection

Author: Srđan Tunić

This book is based on the curatorial thesis "The Music of Africa: a perspective in the interpretation of traditional African musical instruments and their contemporary meaning based on the collection of the Museum of African Art in Belgrade".

The theme of this thesis - as curatorial topic, research and potential exhibition - bearing the title "The Music of West Africa: four instruments from the Museum of African Art Collection" shows that the author, art historian Srđan Tunić chose the complex, and at the same time important and prolific music creativity of the African continent south of the Sahara as his focus.

Because of the multi-layered content and significance of music and musical instruments, the research can take different paths reflecting on different themes, functions, forms, materials and techniques of make, or, as is here the case, a holistic approach which encompasses all of its most important aspect in a innovative whole.

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