ABSTRACT

Cutting across countries, genres, and time periods, this volume explores topics ranging from hip hop’s influence on Maasai identity in current day Tanzania to jazz in Bulawayo during the interwar years, using music to tell a larger story about the cultures and societies of Africa.

chapter |32 pages

Introduction

ByTYLER FLEMING, TOYIN FALOLA

part II|2 pages

Transnational Projections and Performances

part IV|2 pages

Cultural and Political Meanings in African Music

chapter 12|13 pages

Things Fall Apart: What Troubles Hath Hip-Hop In Kenya?

ByGEORGE NYABUGA

chapter 14|13 pages

Popular Music in Cape Verde: Resistance or Conciliation?

ByJULIANA BRAZ DIAS