Hip Hop Africa (Paperback)

New African Music in a Globalizing World (African Expressive Cultures)

By Eric Charry (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253005755, 390pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2012

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Hardcover (7/30/2012)

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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, C te 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.

About the Author

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.