Music in the culture of northern Afghanistan by Mark Slobin

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Published by Published for the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research [by] University of Arizona Press in Tucson .

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  • Music -- Afghanistan -- History and criticism,
  • Folk music -- Afghanistan -- History and criticism

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StatementMark Slobin.
SeriesViking Fund publications in anthropology ;, no. 54
LC ClassificationsML3758.A3 S6
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 297 p. :
Number of Pages297
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Open LibraryOL4931330M
ISBN 100816504989
LC Control Number76358067

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