A Bird Dance Near Saturday City: Sidi Ballo and the Art of West African Masquerade (African Expressive Cultures)

A Bird Dance Near Saturday City: Sidi Ballo and the Art of West African Masquerade (African Expressive Cultures)

by PatrickR.McNaughton (Author)

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In 1978, Patrick McNaughton witnessed a bird dance masquerade in the small town of Dogoduman. He was so affected by this performance that its artistic power has never left him. Here, he considers the components of the performance, its pace, the performers, and what it means for understandings of Bamana and West African aesthetics and culture.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 328
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Published: 15 Aug 2008

ISBN 10: 0253219841
ISBN 13: 9780253219848