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  1. Popular Culture in Africa

    The Episteme of the Everyday

    Edited by Stephanie Newell, Onookome Okome

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber’s ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on performances, audiences, social contexts and texts, contributors ask how African...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Garland Handbook of African Music

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Ruth M. Stone

    Series: Garland Handbooks of World Music

    The Garland Handbook of African Music is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 1, Africa, (1997). Revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Africa and examine the ways in which music helps to define the...

    Published June 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  3. Focus: Music of South Africa

    2nd Edition

    By Carol A. Muller

    Series: Focus on World Music Series

    Focus: Music of South Africa provides an in-depth look at the full spectrum of South African music, a musical culture that epitomizes the enormous ethnic, religious, linguistic, class, and gender diversity of the nation itself. Drawing on extensive field and archival research, as well as her own...

    Published April 8th 2008 by Routledge

  4. African Diaspora

    A Musical Perspective

    Edited by Ingrid Monson

    Series: Critical and Cultural Musicology

    The African Diaspora presents musical case studies from various regions of the African diaspora, including Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe, that engage with broader interdisciplinary discussions about race, gender, politics, nationalism, and music....

    Published June 8th 2003 by Routledge

  5. Representing African Music

    Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions

    By Kofi Agawu

    The aim of this book is to stimulate debate by offering a critique of discourse about African music. Who writes about African music, how, and why? What assumptions and prejudices influence the presentation of ethnographic data? Even the term "African music" suggests there is an agreed-upon meaning,...

    Published May 15th 2003 by Routledge

  6. The African Diaspora

    A Musical Perspective

    Edited by Ingrid Monson

    Series: Critical and Cultural Musicology

    The African Diaspora presents musical case studies from various regions of the African diaspora, including Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and Europe, that engage with broader interdisciplinary discussions about race, gender, politics, nationalism, and music. Featured here are...

    Published July 26th 2000 by Routledge

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