African Music: A People's Art by Francis Bebey, Josephine Bennett

By Francis Bebey, Josephine Bennett

Attractive and enlightening, this advisor explores African music's kinds, musicians, tools, and position within the lifetime of the folk. A discography categorised through kingdom, subject matter, staff, and device is usually included.

Original variation: 1969
English translation: 1975, Josephine Bennett

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Faced with only eight members at a April 19, 1928 meeting, the group’s leader in Bône bitterly blamed the Vatican condemnation. The Oran section simply dissipated, forcing Sicard to form a Ligue des Jeunesses royalistes in order to evade papal approbation and a mass resignation. 36 Never a force on the Algerian Right in the same manner as their French colleagues, the Vatican condemnation simply hastened the inevitable, and by 1930 the local AF temporarily disbanded. II The failure of the AF opened the door to another prominent metropolitan league, the JP, whose attempt to expand into Algeria coincided with the withering of royalism in Constantine and Oran.

Writing in the pages of the Petit oranais, the mayor responded that his efforts were no different from metropolitan campaigns against immigration. 81 Yet the following year, he once again faced a libel suit, this time launched by Jules Gasser, the prominent Jewish surgeon ousted from Bi r t h of L A T I N I T É 35 the Oran Mairiee by Molle in 1921. A constant target throughout the decade, ridiculed in the Petit oranaiss and UL speeches, the Tribunel Correctionel d’Oran awarded him 5,000 francs as compensation following accusations that he participated in shady business dealings.

The Oran mayor and his 34 F r e nc h C ol on i a l Fa s c i s m deputy Paul Menudier both joined, along with nine of the group’s municipal councilors and Joachim Lopez, editor of the stridently anti-Semitic and pro-fascist Petit oranais. While the metropolitan LRN fought the Cartel des Gauches in concert with the Alliance démocratique and the Fédération républicaine, at a December 1925 meeting the Oran chapter praised Mussolini and Italian fascism for revitalizing Italy, saving the nation from leftist revolution.

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