East and West, North and South

  • A.M. Jones London School of Oriental and African Studies
Keywords: Music -- Foreign influences, Music -- Africa, Sub-Saharan, West, East, Musical meter and rhythm -- Africa, Music and language -- Africa


“East and West, North and South, ’Frisco to Perim. . . “ So we used to sing in a drawing-room ballad whose context certainly had nothing to do with African music. Yet the universality suggested by the points of the compass has a bearing on that music, which becomes ever more cogent as research penetrates more and more of the great continent.

Author Biography

A.M. Jones, London School of Oriental and African Studies
Was a Warden of St. Mark’s College, Mapanza, Northern Rhodesia; author of books and articles on African music.