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Author Jaji, Tsitsi.

Title Africa in stereo : modernism, music, and pan-African solidarity / Tsitsi Ella Jaji
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 282 pages) : illustrations
Contents Stereomodernism and amplifying the Black Atlantic -- Sight reading: early Black South African transcriptions of freedom -- Négritude musicology: poetry, performance and statecraft in Senegal -- What women want: selling hi-fi in consumer magazines and film -- 'Soul to soul': echo-locating histories of slavery and freedom from Ghana -- Pirate's choice: hacking into (post- )pan-African futures -- Epilogue: Singing songs
Summary 'Africa In Stereo' examines the role that African American music has played in the pan-Africanist imagination since the end of the 19th century. Throughout, Jaji marshals a wide array of critical, archival, literary, visual, and sonic sources to craft an argument centered on the stereophonic echoes between three sites on the African continent emblematic of pan-Africanism (Ghana, Senegal, and South Africa) and black musical cultures in the US (as well as few other placeson the diasporic landscape)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African literature -- History and criticism.
Comparative literature -- African and American
Comparative literature -- American and African
Modernism (Literature) -- Africa.
Music in literature.
Music -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Musical films -- History and criticism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199936382 (electronic bk.)
9780199936380 (electronic bk.)