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 track 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 renowned tune appealed to continental Africans as a unit of cultural status, a website of delight, and most significantly, an expressive shape already encoded with innovations of artistic resistance to racial hegemony. Ghana, Senegal and South Africa are regarded as 3 specified websites the place longstanding pan-African political and cultural affiliations gave expression to transnational black harmony. The booklet 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, gala's, dwell performances and websites-stereomodernism money owed for the function of cultural perform within the emergence of unity, tapping music's capability to refresh our realizing of twentieth-century black transnational ties.

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