• Gavin Holman deposited Brass bands in Africa – a brief introduction to a continent-wide topic in the group Group logo of EthnomusicologyEthnomusicology on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Brass bands in Africa have been in existence since the 19th century after the various colonial powers had established their presence across the continent. The history of such bands is very sketchy and limited, and the small amount of information I have collected so far is presented here. I hope that future researchers will be able to open up much more of this hidden history.