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Hip Hop Africa New African Music in a Globalizing World

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ISBN-10: 0253005752

ISBN-13: 9780253005755

Edition: 2012

Authors: Eric Charry, Rainer Polak, Jesse Weaver Shipley, Lee Watkins, Patricia Tang

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Hip Hop Africa explores a new generation of African performers and musicians who are not only consumers of global music but active participants in the worldwide culture of hip hop and rap. Eric Charry and an international group of contributors look carefully at youth culture and the background of this unprecedented musical movement. Covering Senegal, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, and Algeria, this volume offers unique perspectives on the influences, development, and presence of African hip hop on the global music scene.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

A Capsule History of African Rap
Rap Stories (Ghana and South Africa)
The Birth of Ghanaian Hiplife: Urban Style, Black Thought, Proverbial Speech
A Genre Coming of Age: Transformation, Difference, and Authenticity in the Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture of South Africa
Griots and Messengers (Senegal, C�te d'Ivoire, and Malawi)
The Rapper as Modern Griot: Reclaiming Ancient Traditions
Promises of the Chameleon: Reggae Artist Tiken Jah Fakoly's Intertextual Contestation of Power in C�te d'Ivoire
Style, Message, and Meaning in Malawian Youth Rap and Ragga Performances
Identity and Hybridity (Mali and Nigeria)
Mapping Cosmopolitan Identities: Rap Music and Male Youth Culture in Mali
Nigerian Hip Hop: Exploring a Black World Hybrid
East Coast (Kenya and Tanzania)
The Local and Global in Kenyan Rap and Hip Hop Culture
Imitation and Innovation in the Music, Dress, and Camps of Tanzanian Youth
Popular Music Panoramas (Ghana and Malawi)
Contemporary Ghanaian Popular Music since the 1980s
Popular Music and Young Male Audiences in Contemporary Malawi
Drumming (Mali)
Urban Drumming: Traditional Jembe Celebration Music in a West African City (Bamako)
Music for an African Twenty-First Century
Bibliography and Online Sources
List of Contributors