Hip Hop Africa

Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World
TitleHip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorCharry, Eric
ISBN or ASIN Number9780253005755
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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, Côte 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.