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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is one of those rare juvenile non-fiction titles that adult or juvenile collections will find easy to share. There is nothing quite like it in print and its possibilities as curriculum supplementary material are endless. In describing the forms and variations of typically African musical instruments, a great deal is necessarily taught about primitive music and the origins of all music. Teachers will especially appreciate the way in which the knowledgeable text is made visual. All of the instruments -- rattles, tone drums, weird and wonderful stringed instruments -- are pictured in large photographs or line drawings. Many of these instruments are easily fabricated suggesting the possibility of class projects. There is a list of suggested records. There is a long playing record that comes with the book which has samples of the sort of African music discussed.

Pub Date: April 22nd, 1965
Publisher: John Day