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Contents List of Examples vii List of Figures ix List of Photographs xi Preface xiii Part I. Outof Africa Introduction 3 1 - Sources, Adaptation and Innovation 5 2 - The Rise of a Sung Literary Genre 21 3- A Strange Absence 51 4- The West Central Sudanic Belt 63 5 - Blues Recordings Compared with Material from the Central Sudanic Savannah 71 6 - Some Characteristics of the Blues 82 1 - Why Did a West Central Sudanic Style Cluster Prevail in the Blues? 96 8 • Heterophonic versus Homophonic Multi-Part Schemes 105 9 - The Blues Tonal System 118 10-The "Flatted Fifth" 146 Part II. Return to Africa Introduction 155 II - The iz-Bar Blues Form in South African kwela and its Reinterpretation ;6z 12 • Return to the Western Sudan 186 Summary and Conclusions 197 Bibliography 2OJ Index 225 Contents ...