Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World

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Eric S. Charry
Indiana University Press, 2012 - Music - 390 pages
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A capsule history of African rap \ Eric Charry -- Pt 1. Rap stories (Ghana and South Africa). The birth of Ghanaian hiplife: urban style, black thought, proverbial speech \ Jesse Weaver Shipley; A genre coming of age : transformation, difference, and authenticity in the rap music and hip hop culture of South Africa \ Lee Watkins -- Pt 2. Griots and messengers (Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, and Malawi). The rapper as modern griot reclaiming ancient traditions \ Patricia Tang; Promises of the chameleon: reggae artist Tiken Jah Fakoly's intertextual contestation of power in Côte d'Ivoire \ Daniel B. Ree; Style, message, and meaning in Malawian youth rap and ragga performances \ John Fenn -- Pt 3. Identity and hybridity (Mali and Nigeria). Mapping cosmopolitan identities: rap music and male youth culture in Mali \ Dorothea E. Schulz; Nigerian hip hop : exploring a black world hybrid \ Stephanie Shonekan -- Pt 4. East coast (Kenya and Tanzania). The local and global in Kenyan rap and hip hop culture \ Jean Ngoya Kidula; Imitation and innovation in the music, dress, and camps of Tanzanian youth \ Alex Perullo -- Pt 5. Popular music panoramas (Ghana and Malawi). Contemporary Ghanaian popular music since the 1980s \ John Collins; Popular music and young male audiences in contemporary Malawi \ Jochen Seebode -- Pt 6. Drumming (Mali). Urban drumming: traditional jembe celebration music in a west African city (Bamako) \ Rainer Polak; Music for an African twenty-first century \ Eric Charry.
 

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Contents

A Capsule History of African Rap
1
Part 1 Rap Stories Ghana and South Africa
27
Part 2 Griots and Messengers Senegal Côte dIvoire and Malawi
77
Part 3 Identity and Hybridity Mali and Nigeria
127
Part 4 East Coast Kenya and Tanzania
169
Part 5 Popular Music Panoramas Ghana and Malawi
209
Part 6 Drumming Mali
259
Music for an African TwentyFirst Century
283
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ONLINE SOURCES
317
DISCOGRAPHY
349
VIDEOGRAPHY
361
WEBOGRAPHY
365
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
367
INDEX
371
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Eric Charry is Associate Professor of Music at Wesleyan University. He is author of Mande Music: Traditional and Modern Music of the Maninka and Mandinka of Western Africa and has published extensively on music in Africa.

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