Musicmakers of West Africa e-book
by John Collins
Musicmakers of west Africa. Musicmakers of west Africa. by. Collins, John, 1944-.
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Musicmakers of West Africa book. Introducing the development of West African popular music, this text begins with a discussion of the early Highlife bands. It then traces the growth and diversification of various popular musical styles, including comic opera, Dagomba Simpa folk, and the current Afro-beat and Juju.
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West African Pop Roots Paperback – May 18, 1992. A little bio: John Collins' British father was a professor at the University of Ghana, where John spent most of his youth and developed his interest in music
West African Pop Roots Paperback – May 18, 1992. John Collins (Author). A little bio: John Collins' British father was a professor at the University of Ghana, where John spent most of his youth and developed his interest in music. At some point John studied medicine (came in helpful the night he had to deliver his nephew), but gave it up to be a musician/recording engineer/and eventually professor of music and the University of Ghana (he also had a bit part in Fela's attempted movie, but that's another story). He still lives at Bokor House outside Accra, and still plays in a band.
Anyone with the slightest interest in West African cultures . His writings on African popular entertainment include Music Makers of West Africa and West African Pop Roots.
Leeds African Studies Bulletin. A seminal contribution to the fields of performance studies, cultural studies, and popular culture. This book offers a comparative overview of the history, social context, and style of three major West African popular theatre genres: the concert party of Ghana, the concert party of Togo, and the traveling popular theatre of western Nigeria.
John Collins has been active in the Ghanaian/West African music scene . Music Makers of West Africa. Three Continents Press, Washington DC/Passeggiata Press, Colarado, 1985 (ISBN 0-89410-076-9).
John Collins has been active in the Ghanaian/West African music scene since 1969 as a band leader, music union activist, recording engineer, journalist and writer. Interview with John Collins on the Cultural Policy, Folklore and Recording Industry of Ghana, by Cynthia Schmidt. In: C. Schmidt "In The World of Music", International Institute for Traditional Music, volume 36, number 2, pp138-147, 1994. The Ghanaian Concert Party.
John Collins is a UK-born guitarist, harmonica player and percussionist who first went to Ghana as a child in 1952 for a brief period and later became involved in the West African music scene after returning to Ghana in 1969. Collins originally accompanied his parents to Ghana in 1952, when his father was setting up the philosophy department at the University of Ghana.
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Music Makers of West Africa. Washington, DC: Three Continents Press, 1985. Makeba, Miriam with Hall, James. New York, NY and Scarborough, Ontario: NAL Books, 1987. 176 pp. Collins, John. E. T. Mensah, the King of Highlife. London: Off the Record Press, 1986. 249 pp. Marre, Jeremy and Charlton, Hannah, eds. Beats of the Heart: Popular Music of the World. London: Pluto Press, 1985.
Halfway through John Collins’s love letter to highlife, West Africa’s oldest and most enduring form of popular dance music, we. .
Halfway through John Collins’s love letter to highlife, West Africa’s oldest and most enduring form of popular dance music, we meet Sir Victor Guitar Boy Uwaifo, perhaps the most flamboyant and fascinating highlife giant of them all. Formerly a semi-professional wrestler, Uwaifo is a teetotal Nigerian whose on-stage poses sometimes recalled those of Jimi Hendrix. In his book Highlife Giants: West African Dance Band Pioneers, Collins recalls how, in 1975, he lodged with Uwaifo at the Jeromi, then saw him perform at his newly opened discotheque, Club 400, where two ‘little people’ playing wooden claves and maracas traversed the stage and darted in-between Uwaifo’s legs.