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Sewn wraps, 19 by 26.2 cm, 154 pp. Creasing and small tears to the spine, lower edge wear to the wraps with tiny tears and a chip, and a few turned page corners. This copy is signed and dated (4/75) by Zelma George on the cover and, in red ink, on the title page. There is heavy underlining in the same red ink—and some in black—in five of the essays (a total of 21 pages with underlining). George (1903-1994) was an opera singer and philanthropist who also served as an advisor to President Dwight Eisenhower’s administration, as an alternate delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, and a winner of the Dag Hammarskjöld Award and the Dahlberg Peace Award.1 Her signatures appear to be just ownership marks since her name doesn’t appear in the book. “The papers reproduced in this publication were prepared for submission at the UNESCO meeting on Musical Traditions in Africa, South of the Sahara.” The essays include “The Musical Languages of Subsaharan Africa” and “Sources of Historical Data on the Musical Cultures of Africa” by J.H. Nketia, “The Musical Languages of Black Africa” by Alain Daniélou, “The role of Music in Traditional African Society” by Fela Sowande, “The Traditional Music of West Africa: Types, Styles and Influences” by Samuel Eno Belinga, “Musical Traditions of East Africa” by George W. Kakoma, “Musical Traditions in the Sudan” by Mahi Ismail, “Oriental Music in Black Africa” by Charles Duvelle, “Creative Potential and Propagation of African Traditional Music” by Akin Euba, “The Modern African’s Contact with Music: The Zambian Experience” by Atta Annan Mensah, “African Music in the Western Hemisphere” by Ashenafi Kebede, “The Influence of African Music in Brazil” by Renato Almeida, “Musical Traditions in Liberia” by Elizabeth Collins, and a “Report on the Yaoundé Meeting” by Charles Duvelle.