By Tsitsi Ella Jaji

ISBN-10: 0199936374

ISBN-13: 9780199936373

ISBN-10: 0199936390

ISBN-13: 9780199936397

Africa in Stereo analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American tune and its representations within the lengthy 20th century (1890-2011) to supply a brand new cultural heritage testifying to pan-Africanism's ongoing and open theoretical strength. Tsitsi Jaji argues that African American well known tune appealed to continental Africans as a unit of cultural status, a website of enjoyment, 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 specific websites the place longstanding pan-African political and cultural affiliations gave expression to transnational black team spirit. The e-book indicates how such transnational ties fostered what Jaji phrases "stereomodernism." getting to the specificity of assorted media by which track used to be transmitted and interpreted-poetry, novels, movies, recordings, fairs, reside performances and websites-stereomodernism debts for the position of cultural perform within the emergence of harmony, tapping music's ability to refresh our knowing of twentieth-century black transnational ties.

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