Item description for Playing with Identities in Contemporary Music in Africa by Mai Palmberg & Annemette Kirkegaard...
The musics of Africa play a particularly important role in expressing and forming identities. This book brings together African and Nordic scholars from both musicology and other disciplines in an attempt to analyse various aspects of the complex playing with volatile identities in music in Africa today. Taken together the papers put new light on the assumed or real dichotomies between countryside and city, collective and individual, tradition and modernity, authentic and alien.
The papers are based on contributions for a conference organized by the research project "Cultural Images in and of Africa" of the Nordic Africa Institute together with the Sibelius Museum/Department of Musicology and the Centre for Continuing Education at bo Akademi University in bo (Turku), Finland in October 2000. The book includes a keynote speech by Christopher Waterman (UCLA), and an introduction by Annemette Kirkegaard, Copenhagen University. Southern, West and East Africa are represented in the studies, which cover a great variety of musics.
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Studio: Nordic Africa Institute
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 6.54" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Publisher Nordic Africa Institute
ISBN 9171064966 ISBN13 9789171064967
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More About Mai Palmberg & Annemette Kirkegaard
Mai Palmberg is a political scientist from Finland, and works at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala. She is coordinator of a research and network project "Cultural Images in and of Africa" and has conducted and edited interviews for "The State of the Arts in Zimbabwe. Some Notes from 2002-2004."