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"[Kubik's] work on music and its part in the cultures of lusophone Africa has been both comprehensive and illuminating.... Any review of this book [cannot] do justice to the wealth of description, analysis and explanation it contains.... The book is not only a fine source of reference but also a convenient handbook for the use of future researchers."
"The reading of Kubik's book is a must for all who work in the area of African-Brazilian cultures and also for those interested [in the subject]."
Brazil owes a significant portion of its social and cultural heritage of several West and Central African cultures. Due to his intensive knowledge of the African culture reknown ethnomusicologist Gerhard Kubik has studied the presence of African culture phenomena in several research trips in Brazil. His insights and interpretations in areas such as language, music, religion, and social organization lead to entirely new perspectives in terms of the share of Africa in the molding process of new cultures on the other side of the Atlantic. Gerhard Kubik very lively written book is not only a milestone in the study of Afro-Latin and African diaspora cultures, but as it will prove to be a reference for future African and African diaspora culture-related issues.
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