Primitive Music

Posted: October 16, 2012 in Afrocentricity, American Folk lore, Richard Wallaschek

Author: Richard Wallaschek

Subtitle: AN INQUIRY INTO THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC, SONGS, INSTRUMENTS, DANCES, AND
PANTOMIMES OF SAVAGE RACES

LONDON, LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO. AND NEW YORK: 15 EAST i6th STREET, 1893

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In the last decades of the 19th century,  music research was already being carried out in a wide range of contrasting disciplines. The best music researchers at that time were German-speaking. One of them was Richard Wallaschek, a comparative musicologist and music psychologist who developed some theories of musical emotion and cognition.

In his 1893 book “Primitive Music”, he puts some questions to the African origin of “black” music in America.

Read the book HERE

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