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Playing with identities in contemporary music in Africa
The Nordic Africa Institute, Cultural Images and Expressions.
2002 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The musics of Africa play a particularly important role in expressing and forming identities. This book brings together African and Nordic scholars from both musicology and other disciplines in an attempt to analyse various aspects of the complex playing with volatile identities in music in Africa today. Taken together the papers put new light on the assumed or real dichotomies between countryside and city, collective and individual, tradition and modernity, authentic and alien.

The papers are based on contributions for a conference organised by the research project "Cultural Images in and of Africa" of the Nordic Africa Institute together with the Sibelius Museum/Department of Musicology and the Centre for Continuing Education at Åbo Akademi University in Åbo (Turku), Finland in Oct. 2000.

The book includes a keynote speech by Christopher Waterman (UCLA), and an introduction by Annemette Kirkegaard, Copenhagen University. Both Southern, West and East Africa are represented in the studies, which cover a great variety of musics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet ; Sibelius Museum; Dept. of Musicology, Åbo Academy University , 2002. , 196 p.
Keyword [en]
Cultural identity, Music, Popular culture, South Africa, Uganda, Cape Verde, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Senegal
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-202ISBN: 91-7106-496-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-202DiVA: diva2:241790
Note
CONTENTS -- Reggae, Zouglou, Mapouka in Côte d’Ivoire/Simon Akindes -- Urban Music in Senegal: Variété, Jazz, Mbalax, Rap/Ndiouga Adrien Benga -- Mbira Music from Zimbabwe/Johannes Brusila -- The Generational Factor in Ghanaian music/John Collins -- Maskanda in South Africa/David B. Coplan -- From Norwegian Techno to Tanzanian Taarab/Annemette Kirkegaard -- Rivalry and Taarab in Dar es Salaam/by Siri Lange -- Kadongo-Kamu Music of Uganda/Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza -- Music and Minority in the Idoma and Ogoni in Nigeria/Jenks Z. Okwori -- Morna, Funaná in Cape Verde/Mai Palmberg -- Yoruba Popular Music in Nigeria/Christopher WatermanAvailable from: 2009-10-05 Created: 2009-10-02 Last updated: 2011-08-12Bibliographically approved

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