Global Noise: Rap and Hip Hop Outside the USA

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Wesleyan University Press, Jan 1, 2002 - Music - 336 pages
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The thirteen essays that comprise Global Noise explore the hip hop scenes of Europe, Anglophone and Francophone Canada, Japan and Australia within their social, cultural and ethnic contexts. Countering the prevailing colonialist view that global hip hop is an exotic and derivative outgrowth of an African-American-owned idiom subject to assessment in terms of American norms and standards, Global Noise shows how international hip hop scenes, like those in France and Australia, developed by first adopting then adapting US models and establishing an increasing hybridity of local linguistic and musical features. The essays reveal diasporic manifestations of international hip hop that are rarely acknowledged in the growing commentary on the genre in the US. In the voices of rappers from around the globe with divergent backgrounds of race, nationality, class and gender, the authors find a consistent rhetoric of opposition and resistance to institutional forms of repression and the construction of a cohesive, historically-based subculture capable of accommodating regional and national diversities.

CONTRIBUTORS: Roger Chamberland, Ian Condry, David Hesmondhalgh, Claire Levy, Ian Maxwell, Caspar Melville, Sarah Morelli, Mark Pennay, André J.M. Prévos, Ted Swedenburg, Jacqueline Urla and Mir Wermuth.
 

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This excellent overview of the phenomenon of rap and hip-hop will be well received by hardcore enthusiasts, cultural ethnographers, and musicologists everywhere. Mitchell (writing and cultural ... Read full review

Contents

Another RootHipHop outside the USA
1
Postcolonial Popular Music in France Rap Music and HipHop Culture in the 19805 and 19905
39
Islamic HipHop versus Islamophobia Aki Nawaz Natacha Atlas Akhenaton
57
Urban Breakbeat Culture Repercussions of HipHop in the United Kingdom
86
Rap in Germany The Birth of a Genre
111
Rap in Bulgaria Between Fashion and Reality
134
Rap in the Low Countries Global Dichotomies on a National Scale
149
We Are All Malcolm X Negu Gorriak HipHop and the Basque Political Imaginary
171
A History of Japanese HipHop Street Dance Club Scene Pop Market
222
Who Is a Dancing Hero? Rap HipHop and Dance in Korean Popular Culture
248
Sydney Stylee HipHop Down Under Comin Up
259
Kia Kaha Be Strong Maori and Pacific Islander HipHop in AotearoaNew Zealand
280
Rap in Canada Bilingual and Multicultural
306
Notes on Contributors
327
Index
329
Copyright

Fightinda Faida The Italian Posses and HipHop in Italy
194

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Peripherie, Issue 104

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About the author (2002)

Tony Mitchell is the author of Popular Music and Local Identity: Rock, Pop and Rap in Europe and Oceania (1996). He is Senior Lecturer in Writing and Cultural Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney.

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