Early historical illustrations of West and Central African music

  • Walter Hirschberg Professor of Ethnology at the University of Vienna
Keywords: Musical instruments -- Africa


Early pictorial documents are generally considered to have a controversial ethnographic source value, but it can be shown in individual cases that detailed analysis of such documents often reveals new historical insights and may also be of interest to ethno- musicology.
How to Cite
Hirschberg, W. “Early Historical Illustrations of West and Central African Music”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 4, no. 3, Aug. 1969, pp. 6-18, doi:https://doi.org/10.21504/amj.v4i3.1435.