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Kofi Agawu. Representing African Music: Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions. Routledge. 2003. 266pp.

Kofi Agawu. African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective. Cambridge University Press. 1995. 217pp.

Alexander Akorlie Agordoh. African Music: Traditional and Contemporary. Nova Publishers. 2005. 186pp.

Gregory Barz. Music in East Africa: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. Oxford University Press. 2004. 139pp.

Francis Bebey. Translated by Josephine Bennett. African Music: A People's Art. Lawrence Hill Books. 1999. 192pp.

Wolfgang Bender. Translated by Wolfgang Freis. Sweet Mother: Modern African Music. University of Chicago Press. 1991. 256pp.

Eric Charry. Mande Music: Traditional and Modern Music of the Maninka and Mandinka of Western Africa. University of Chicago Press. 2000. 500pp.

John Collins. Musicmakers of West Africa. Lynne Rienner Publishers. 1985. 177pp.

Michael Drewett; Martin Cloonan (editor). Popular Music Censorship in Africa. Ashgate Publishing. 2006. 228pp.

Ron Emoff. Recollecting from the Past: Musical Practice and Spirit Possession on the East Coast of Madagascar. Wesleyan University Press. 2002. 241pp.

Ronnie Graham. The World of African Music. Pluto Press. 1992. 235pp.

John Gray. African Music: A Bibliographical Guide to the Traditional, Popular, Art, and Liturgical Musics of Sub-Saharan Africa. Greenwood Press. 1991. 499pp.

Roberta King; with Jean Ngoya Kidula; James R. Krabill; Thomas Oduro. Music in the Life of the African Church. Baylor University Press. 2008. 165pp.

Alan P. Merriam. African Music on LP: An Annotated Discography. Northwestern University Press. 1970. 200pp.

Alan P. Merriam. African Music in Perspective. Garland. 1982. 506pp.

J. H. Kwabena Nketia. The Music of Africa. W. W. Norton. 1974. 278pp.

J. H. Kwabena Nketia. African Music in Ghana. Northwestern University Press. 1962. 148pp.

Mai Palmberg; Annemette Kirkegaard (editor). Playing with Identities in Contemporary Music in Africa. Nordic Africa Institute. 2002. 182pp.

Gary Stewart. Rumba on the River: A History of the Popular Music of the Two Congos. Verso. 2004. 400pp.

Ruth M. Stone (editor). The Garland Handbook of African Music. Garland. 1999. 397pp.

Ruth M. Stone. Music in West Africa: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. Oxford University Press. 2004. 128pp.

Patricia Tang. Masters of the Sabar: Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal. Temple University Press. 2007. 209pp.

Frank Tenaille. Music is the Weapon of the Future: Fifty Years of African Popular Music. Lawrence Hill Books. 2002. 305pp.

Frank Tenaille. Music Is the Weapon of the Future: Fifty Years of African Popular Music. Lawrence Hill Books. 2002. 305pp.

Christopher Alan Waterman. Jj: A Social History and Ethnography of an African Popular Music. University of Chicago Press. 1990. 277pp.

Bob W. White. Rumba Rules: The Politics of Dance Music in Mobutu's Zaire. Duke University Press. 2008. 300pp.

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