Rhythms of Culture: Djembe and African Memory in African-American Cultural Traditions

  title={Rhythms of Culture: Djembe and African Memory in African-American Cultural Traditions},
  author={Tanya Y. Price},
  journal={Black Music Research Journal},
  pages={227 - 247}
  • Tanya Y. Price
  • Published 22 September 2013
  • History
  • Black Music Research Journal
An intriguing cultural phenomenon has been developing over the past forty years in dance studios and festivals in the United States and abroad: traditional African culture is being diffused through formal and informal instruction in the African arts. Among the most notable of the cultural arts being taught are drum and dance traditions. Because of the efforts of Africans who have migrated to other countries and the work of their students, the djembe drum has grown from relatively obscure… 
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