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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...

“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, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. 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....

“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, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. 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...

Shaʿbī (Moroccan)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Shaʿbī (‘popular’ – in the sense of being ‘from the people’) is the most ubiquitous and popular style of commercially produced music in Morocco. Shaʿbī is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of modernized versions of regional styles...
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...Often described as one of the most popular singers in Africa, Youssou N’Dour played an important role in the popularization and secularization of Senegalese music in the late twentieth century. Born in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, in 1959...

Umm Kulthūm

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...A national icon of Egypt, Umm Kulthum had a singing career that made her one of the most important stars in the Arabic-speaking world. Born in Egypt in 1898, Kulthum was taught to sing and recite the Koran by her father, an imam. By the age...

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...