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Ruth M. Stone is Professor and Chair of the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. She has conducted research in West Africa as well as in the Middle East, emphasizing issues of time and rhythm in her work. Dr. Stone is the author of several books on the music of Africa, including Dried Millet Breaking: Time, Words, and Song in the Woi Epic of the Kpelle (Indiana University Press, 1998) and Let the Inside Be Sweet: The Interpretation of Music Event Among the Kpelle of Liberia (Indiana University Press, 1982).

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