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Music of the Common Tongue
Survival and Celebration in African American Music
Christopher Small

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Preface to the 1998 Edition
• I. Introduction Africans
• 1. Europeans and the Making of Music
• 2. On the Ritual Performance
• 3. Rituals for Survival I
• 4. On Cultures and Their Fusion
• 5. Styles of Encounter I
• 6. On Values and Values
• 7. Rituals for Survival II
• 8 On Literacy and Nonliteracy
• 9. Styles of Encounter II
• 10. On Improvisation
• 11. Styles of Encounter III
• 12. On the Decline of a Music
• 13. Styles and Rituals
• 14. On Records and Rewards
• 15. Styles of Encounter IV
• 16. Confronting the Rational God
• 17 Index

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