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Africa; Its Music & Its People


… A respected performer, educator, Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam has played with the best of them: Dizzy Gillespie, Donald Byrd and others…his knowledge of Africa’s music and culture is just as extensive as his knowledge for the music of America. And he shows us that it is one music. – Teodross Avery, DMA. Music Department, California State University Dominguez Hills, CA

As a fine artist and clinical psychologist, this book is truly a revelation to the true meaning of art, music and life. I strongly recommend to everyone the book Africa; Its Music and Its People… – Alioune Cissokho, MFA, Ph.D. Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Accomplished Malian and Senegalese musician and intellectual Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam decolonizes the vast musical histories of the African continent with indigenous and Africa-centered perspectives of their enduring cultural, political, and economic relevance… In the tradition of scholar/musicians like free jazz pioneer and author George E. Lewis, Dr. Thiam’s work not only offers a decolonizing insider perspective, but it swings with the power of a work written from the heart and soul. – Nicholas Baham III, Ph.D. Professor & Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, Cal State East Bay, CA


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