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date: 20 November 2019

Tracey, Andrew (Travers Norman )locked

  • Gregory F. Barz

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(Travers Norman )

(b Durban, May 5, 1936). South African ethnomusicologist , son of Hugh Tracey. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford (1957–9), where he gained the MA, and was awarded an honorary DMus from Natal University, Durban (1995). He held a position as musicologist with the International Library of African Music (1969–77) and became the director in 1977. He is the director of African Musical Instruments Ltd, a manufacturer of African musical instruments, and as a performer he has toured the world with the group Wait a Minim. The areas of his research and writing focus primarily on African music, particularly the Shona/Sena music family of the Zambezi valley and the Chopi of southern Mozambique.

‘The Mbira Music of Jege Tapera’, AfM, 2/4 (1961), 44–63 ‘Three Tunes on the Mbira dza Vadzimu’, AfM, 3/2 (1963), 23–6 with H. Tracey and G. Kubik: African Music Codification and Textbook Project: Practical Suggestions for Field Research...

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