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Burundi

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 6,668,000 (2002) A small, 10,030 sq mile (25,680 sq km), mountainous and densely populated nation in central Africa, the Republic of Burundi is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, Tanzania...

Ughniyya (Tunisian)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Al-ughniyya al-tūnisiyya (literally ‘Tunisian Song’) is an umbrella term for Tunisian vocal pieces performed by a solo vocalist, chorus and instrumental accompaniment in couplet-refrain form. Dating from the turn of the twentieth century...

Hip-Hop in Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...While hip-hop’s arrival and initial adoption in various sub-Saharan African countries was, for the most part, strikingly similar, subsequent adaptations reflect locally specific realities of language, social norms, colonial histories...

Onitsha

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 296,004 (1996)Hugging the eastern bank of the Niger River, the Nigerian city of Onitsha is reputed to have the largest popular music market in Africa. Before the Nigerian civil war (1967–70), popular music bands playing live...

“Part of My Being”: Politics and Poetics According to Keorapetse Kgositsile

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Keorapetse Kgositsile is the poet laureate of South Africa.Kgositsile died on January 3, 2017, while this book was in production. Born in Johannesburg in 1938, he came of age as an anti-apartheid activist with the African National Congress...
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...The musical duo of Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia broke out of the music scene in their native Mali to dominate contemporary world music. The pair met in 1975 at the Bamako Institute for the Young Blind, where they were both members...

Maʾlūf (in Libya)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Maʾ lūf, which literally means ‘familiar’ or ‘customary’ in Arabic, is part of the North African musical tradition broadly known as al-mūsīqa al-andalusiyya (‘Andalusian music’). Reputedly, the maʾlūf was brought to North Africa...

Ngoma

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Bantu languages (spoken over a vast area covering Central, Eastern and Southern Africa), including the widely spoken Swahili, ngoma is the common word denoting any kind of ‘drum’ or ‘drums.’ Ngoma also refers to all genres...

“Wigs and Skin”: Colonialism According to Ama Ata Aidoo

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Aidoo is widely acknowledged as a trail-blazing African woman writer. But her work constantly reminds us that we need to put just as much emphasis on “blaze” as “trail.” She certainly has, in multiple ways, contributed to the creation...

Conclusion: On the Future Study of Marginalized Voices

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the same university. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remix Multilingualism : Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In writing this book, I set out to explore an approach to multilingualism that treated it as a dynamic and mobile resource that enables the (re)production of voice and citizenship, a process I have called ‘remixing’ multilingualism...