Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World - African Expressive Cultures (Paperback)Eric S. Charry (editor)
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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, Cote 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.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 404
Weight: 35 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
Impressively details hip hop's evolution throughout Africa . . . [and] presents important arguments in African hip hop scholarship, including discussions on African hip hop's linkages with US hip hop, and debates over authenticity and imitation. . . . . The authors in the volume provide extensive background information on hip hop's evolution throughout Africa . . . much of the volume's strength lies in its examination of local hip hop scenes . . . a good look urban music in Africa . . . a solid contribution to scholarship on African hip hop.2013 * African Studies Quarterly *
Hip Hop Africa is recommended for scholars and students with an interest in contemporary African popular culture and urbanism. Given the breadth of its content, it will be a particularly useful resource for graduate and undergraduate courses on global hip hop, African popular music, and urban African culture. * Research in African Literatures *
[Eric Charry] has assembled remarkable essays by experts who offer deep historical and cultural connections showing how Africans shape rap to fit their local circumstances. * Africa Today *
Hip Hop Africa is a welcome addition to the literature on popular culture and music in Africa. * Journal of African Cultural Studies *
[R]eaders interested in contemporary African culture, hip-hop, world music, globalization, and youth cultural identities in the twenty-first century should find Charry's Hip Hop Africa to be a useful addition to their libraries. * Black Camera *
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