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Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African by Tsitsi Ella Jaji

By Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Africa in Stereo analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American tune and its representations within the lengthy 20th century (1890-2011) to provide a brand new cultural background testifying to pan-Africanism's ongoing and open theoretical strength. Tsitsi Jaji argues that African American well known song appealed to continental Africans as a unit of cultural status, a domain of delight, and most significantly, an expressive shape already encoded with recommendations of inventive resistance to racial hegemony. Ghana, Senegal and South Africa are regarded as 3 unique websites the place longstanding pan-African political and cultural affiliations gave expression to transnational black team spirit. The booklet indicates how such transnational ties fostered what Jaji phrases "stereomodernism." getting to the specificity of varied media by which song used to be transmitted and interpreted-poetry, novels, motion pictures, recordings, gala's, dwell performances and websites-stereomodernism money owed for the function of cultural perform within the emergence of team spirit, tapping music's means to refresh our knowing of twentieth-century black transnational ties.

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