Hip Hop Africa

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<P>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 music in Africa and their place in global music culture.</P>
<P>Preface<BR>African Rap: A Capsule History Eric Charry<BR>Part I. Rap Stories (Ghana and South Africa)<BR>1. The Birth of Ghanaian Hiplife: Urban Style, Black Thought, Proverbial Speech Jesse Weaver Shipley<BR>2. A Genre Coming of Age: Transformation in the Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture of South Africa Lee Watkins<BR>Part II. Griots and Messengers (Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, and Malawi)<BR>3. The Rapper as Modern Griot: Reclaiming Ancient Traditions Patricia Tang<BR>4. Promises of the Chameleon: Reggae Artist Tiken Jah Fakoly’s Intertextual Contestation of Power in Côte d’Ivoire Daniel Reed<BR>5. Style, Message, and Meaning in Malawian Youth Rap and Ragga Performance John Fenn<BR>Part III. Identity and Hybridity (Mali and Nigeria)<BR>6. Mapping Cosmopolitan Identities: Rap Music and Male Youth Culture in Mali Dorothea E. Schulz<BR>7. Nigerian Hip Hop: Exploring a Black World Hybrid Stephanie Shonekan<BR>Part IV. East Coast (Kenya and Tanzania)<BR>8. The Local and Global in Kenyan Rap and Hip Hop Culture Jean Ngoya Kidula<BR>9. Infinite Flavors: Imitation and Innovation in the Music, Dress, and Camps of Tanzanian Youth Alex Perullo<BR>Part V. Popular Music Panoramas (Ghana and Malawi)<BR>10. Contemporary Ghanaian Popular Music Since the 1980s John Collins<BR>11. Popular Music and Young Male Audiences in Contemporary Malawi Jochen Seebode<BR>Part VI. Drumming (Mali)<BR>12. Urban Drumming: Traditional Celebration Music in a West African City (Bamako) Rainer Polak<BR>Music for an African 21st-Century Eric Charry<BR>Bibliography<BR>Discography<BR>Videography<BR>Webography<BR>List of Contributors<BR>Index</P>

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Published 23 October 2012
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EAN13 9780253005823
Language English
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