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Title Hip hop Africa : new African music in a globalizing world / edited by Eric Charry
Published Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource
Series African expressive cultures
African expressive cultures.
Contents A capsule history of African rap \ Eric Charry -- Rap stories (Ghana and South Africa). The birth of Ghanaian hiplife : urban style, black thought, proverbial speech \ Jesse Weaver Shipley ; A genre coming of age : transformation, difference, and authenticity in the rap music and hip hop culture of South Africa \ Lee Watkins -- Griots and messengers (Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, and Malawi). The rapper as modern griot : reclaiming ancient traditions \ Patricia Tang ; Promises of the chameleon : reggae artist Tiken Jah Fakoly's intertextual contestation of power in Côte d'Ivoire \ Daniel B. Reed ; Style, message, and meaning in Malawian youth rap and ragga performances \ John Fenn -- Identity and hybridity (Mali and Nigeria). Mapping cosmopolitan identities : rap music and male youth culture in Mali \ Dorothea E. Schulz ; Nigerian hip hop : exploring a black world hybrid \ Stephanie Shonekan -- East coast (Kenya and Tanzania). The local and global in Kenyan rap and hip hop culture \ Jean Ngoya Kidula ; Imitation and innovation in the music, dress, and camps of Tanzanian youth \ Alex Perullo -- Popular music panoramas (Ghana and Malawi). Contemporary Ghanaian popular music since the 1980s \ John Collins ; Popular music and young male audiences in contemporary Malawi \ Jochen Seebode -- Drumming (Mali). Urban drumming : traditional jembe celebration music in a west African city (Bamako) \ Rainer Polak -- Music for an African twenty-first century \ Eric Charry
Summary Hip Hop Africa explores a new generation of Africans who are not only consumers of global musical currents, but also active and creative participants. Eric Charry and an international group of contributors look carefully at youth culture and the explosion of hip hop in Africa, the embrace of other contemporary genres, including reggae, ragga, and gospel music, and the continued vitality of drumming. Covering Senegal, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and South Africa, this volume offers unique perspectives on the presence and development of hip hop and other musi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes discography, videography, and webography
Notes Print version record
Subject Hip-hop -- Africa.
Music and globalization -- Africa.
Music and youth -- Africa.
Popular music -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Popular music -- Africa -- History and criticism.
Rap (Music) -- Africa -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Charry, Eric S., editor
ISBN 0253005825 (electronic bk.)
9780253005823 (electronic bk.)