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Music Is the Weapon of the Future Fifty Years of African Popular Music

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ISBN-10: 1556524501

ISBN-13: 9781556524509

Edition: 2002

Authors: Frank Tenaille, Akwa Belote, Stephen Toussaint, Hope Sandrine, Akwa Betote

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Frank Tenailleisa journalist specializing in world music and has written for a number of publications and radio programs. His 11 books include biographies of Patrice Lumumba and Touré Kunda and guides to French song and world music.

Map of Africa
Introduction
The Sweet Smells of Independence
... And Lumumba Was Dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha: Joseph Kabasele and the Rise of the Congolese Crucible
E. T. Mensah: The King of Highlife: The Influence of Colonization on Music
Miriam Makeba: The "Click-Click Girl": South African Music Between Silence and Exile
Bembeya Jazz and the Syliphone Elephant: The Era of National Pride in Guinea
Francis Bebey, Pierre Akendengue: The Metropolitans: The Children of Negritude
Rakoto Frah: The Wizard Merlin of the Sodina: The Malagasy Musical Entity
The Salt of the Earth
Thomas Mapfumo and the Ancestors' Mbira in Zimbabwe: National Liberation Music in Southern Africa
Franco: "You Go in OK, You Come Out KO": The Second Wave of the Congolese Sound
Fela Kuti: "The Man Who Carried Death in His Pouch": The Quest for the Nigerian Afrobeat
Mahlathini, "King of the Groaners," and Johnny Clegg, "The White Zulu": The Soweto Stewpot on the Hot Coals of Apartheid
Roots
Granmoun Lele and Danyel Waro: The Pulse of Reunionese Maloya: The Memory of the Maroons and the Return of Identity
Doudou N'Diaye Rose: The Messiaen of the Dakar Medina: Africa and the Return to Rhythm
The "Strange Niger Blue" of Mali's Ali Farka Toure: The Roots of the Blues
Bi Kidude: "The Little Thing," Soul of the Zanzibar Taarab: East Africa Between Bantu and Arab Colors
Crisis of the Signs
Toure Kunda and the "Dance of the Leaves": African Immigration and the Vogue for Black Music
Salif Keita: The Treason of the Albino: The Contradictions of the Modern Griot
M'Pongo Love: The Feminist Who "Tickles" Men: African Diversity's Unspoken Matter
Zao: "Mr. Corpse": The Spices of Humorous Music
Alpha Blondy: "i Am a Rastafoulosophe, You Know!": The Rooting of Reggae in Africa
Mamadou Konte's Little Hat: The Activists of Black Showbiz
The Eskista of Mahmoud Ahmed: The Case of Ethio-Jazz
World Sound
Mory Kante: The Electric Griot: The Mutations of the Instrument
Papa Wemba: The Elegant Rumba: The Third Congolese Wave
Geoffrey Oryema, or the Sorrow of the Great Lakes: What Music After Rwanda?
From Kode di Dona to Cesaria Evora: Sodade in A Major: The Music of Cape Verde
Anne-Marie Nzie: "The Golden Voice of Cameroon": When "Country" Music Is Invited into World Music
Leaving the Twentieth Century
Manu "Papa Groove" Dibango: The Pastor and His Flock: From Sidney Bechet to Techno
Abidjan--Dakar--Johannesburg: What's All This Gnama-Gnama?: Rap, Zouglou, Kwaito: The New Generation
The Youssou N'Dour Connection: The Prototype of the African Artist of the Future?
Ray Lema, or the Great World Band: When Music Is Humanism
Afterword: The Duty of Memory
Appendixes
Musical Areas: Africa in Ethnomusicolor
Musical Genres and Styles
Glossary of Instruments
Selected Discography
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index