210 mm x 270 mm
A Contemporary Study of Musical Arts: Informed by African Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Volume 5, Book 1
By Meki Nzewi and O’dyke Nzewi
Book 1: Concert drum solos and Drummistic piano solos
Volume 5 is on modern African classical drumming as an instrument of specialization for contemporary concert performances. It contains repertory for solo drumming, drum and voice/saxophone/trumpet duos, and intercultural drum ensemble works.
The imperatives of advancing the indigenous philosophy and theory into global classical practices have informed the literary compositions demonstrating indigenous African compositional theory.
Meki Nzewi, a Professor of African music, Music Department, University of Pretoria, is an African musical arts system researcher, and has published on the philosophy, theory and performance practice. He is a composer, musical dramatist and modern classical performer on African drums. He is the Centre/Programme Director of the Centre for Indigenous African Instrumental Music and Dance Practices (CIIMDA), Pretoria, which he conceptualised, and past President of PASMAE.
O’dyke Nzewi is an African classical drummer. He gives workshops on the theory and practice of African traditional drum music. He is currently a consultant with the Centre for Indigenous Instrumental Music and Dance Practices (CIIMDA). He is also pursuing a master’s degree in Music Technology, at the University of Pretoria. He has given concerts on the African classical drumming style in different parts of Europe and Africa.