African Musics in Context discusses the place of performing arts in Ugandan society, archiving music and music sources, performing archival music, performing health and religious issues in music, music and identity in East Africa as well music in motion, which tackles how identity shifts when people move from one place to another. All these are key aspects of our day-to-day lives, and they are the themes that colour the music we listen to.

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The Black Power Imperative (1985)by Theodore Cross
Large USA secondhand paperback in ok condition
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Stevie WonderBy John Swenson
Great pics and bio! Secondhand paperback in great condition
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Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heartby Kenneth Bilby
This is the first book devoted to the studio musicians who were central to Jamaica's popular-music explosion. With color portraits and interview excerpts,...
Namba RoyNo Black Sparrows
'A vivid portrait of Jamaica in the 1930s" Excellent social realist novel. Written by Jamaican Namba Roy in the 1950s in Britain. He died in 1961 and...
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Ferdinand DennisThe Last Blues Dance
S/hand paperback in good condition.100% Guarantee on this and all Original Books at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your...
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Chester HimesRun Man Run
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Blood Posse (1994)by Phillip Baker
Yardie stylee! 'This book follows the life of Danny, a young Jamaican growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s. At the age of 18, in the middle of a sectarian...
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Just Above My Headby James Baldwin
UK 1st edition hardback w/dustjacket covered in plastic ex-library w stamps in good condition. 'This is the work of a born storyteller at the height...
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Music in Africaby Adana Dzemila
Africa is such a large and diverse continent. Outside Africa, there is often only talk about Africa as one country: For example Tunisia and Tanzania could...
Pieces Of A ManGil Scott-Heron - By Marcus Baram
OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! Best known for his 1970 polemic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,"...
Lion SongsThomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe
NEARLY 70% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! Like Fela Kuti and Bob Marley, singer, composer, and bandleader...
R.I.P.: New York Spraycan Memorialsby Martha Cooper
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Emilie Levienaise-FarrouchÉpoques
French pianist / composer Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch returns with the stunning 'Époques', her sophomore album for FatCat's pioneering 130701 imprint....
Mark KavumaKavuma
Debut album from Ugandan born and raised trumpeter Mark Kavuma. He is a key young trumpet player on the British jazz scene and leads his own band, as well...
An African treasury: Articles, essays, stories, poems by Black Africans (1961)by Langston Hughes
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High SocietyThe Real Voices of Club Culture
Intro by Billy Nasty. It's youth culture, the real kids talk. It's raves, parties, drugs ..... s/hand paperback original book
Len DeightonWinter - A Berlin Family 1899-1945Limited edition uncorrected proof number 906 / 1000
Limited edition uncorrected proof number 906 / 1000.Yellowing cover. One crease. Box 1
Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983By Tim Lawrence
Here we go .. massive NYC dancefloor 500+ page book by the excellent Tim Lawrence - who wrote Love Saves The Day and also has written for Soul Jazz...
Elvis Presley - Unseen Archivesby Marie Clayton (2002)
S/hand hardback book
70 Years of Popular Music: The War YearsEdited by Peter Foss (1987)
Large format secondhand book/pamphlet
Sandeeno / Johnny ClarkeZion Train / Dance
Double header from Dub Conductor Music on this new 10" featuring Sandeeno and the legendary Johnny Clarke on one vocal a piece plus dubs.
Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly (DVD)
Well documented story of Roberta Flacks musical career and talent ...
Be My Babyby Ronnie Spector and Vince Waldron (1991)
secondhand book
Reflections on Wagner's Ringby John Culshaw (1976)
Neat secondhand hardback book w/ dustjacket
All American Music: Composition in the Late Twentieth Centuryby John Rockwell (1983)
Secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket, plastic covered. Features chapters on Cage, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Robert Ashley, Phillip Glass, Keith Jarrett,...
Soviet Composers and the Development of Soviet Musicby Stanley Dale Krebs (1970)
1st edition hardback w/dustjacket minor tears signature inside
Zoot Suits and Secondhand Dresses: Anthology of Fashion and Music (Youth questions)by Angela McRobbie (1989)
Youth culture clothes innit. Secondhand paperback book
Brass Bandsby Arthur R. Taylor (1979)
Hardback book w/dustjacke, ex-library w/stamps, plastic covered
John Taverner: His Life and Musicby Colin Hand (1978)
Secondhand paperback
Edward Elgar: His life and musicby Diana McVeagh (1955)
Secondhand Hardback book ex-libary
Music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissanceby F. W. Sternfeld (1973)
Secondhand hardback book w/ a badly damaged dustjacket
Medieval Music (Oxford Topics in Music)by Joan Arnold (1982)
Nice information book/pamphlet