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Author Whitmore, Aleysia,
Title World music and the Black Atlantic : producing and consuming African-Cuban musics on world music stages / Aleysia Whitmore.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]

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Author Whitmore, Aleysia,
Subject Orchestra Baobab.
AfroCubism (Musical group)
World music -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Africa -- Cuban influences.
Music and globalization.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In the mid-20th century, African musicians took up Cuban music as their own. They claimed it as a marker of black Atlantic connections and of cosmopolitanism untethered from European colonial relations. Today, Cuban/African bands popular in Africa in the 1960s and '70s have moved into the world music scene in Europe and North America, and world music producers and musicians have created new West African-Latin American collaborations expressly for this market niche. This book follows two of these bands, Orchestra Baobab and AfroCubism, and the industry and audiences that surround them-from musicians' homes in West Africa, to performances in Europe and North America, to record label offices in London. This book examines the intensely transnational experiences of musicians, industry personnel, and audiences as they collaboratively produce, circulate, and consume music in a specific post-colonial era of globalization. Musicians, industry personnel, and audiences work with and push against one another as they engage in personal collaborations imbued with histories of global travel and trade. They move between and combine Cuban and Malian melodies, Norwegian and Senegalese markets, and histories of slavery and independence as they work together to create international commodities. Understanding the unstable and dynamic ways these peoples, musics, markets, and histories intersect elucidates how world music actors assert their places within, and produce knowledge about, global markets, colonial histories, and the black Atlantic. This book offers a nuanced view of a global industry that is informed and deeply marked by diverse transnational perspectives and histories of transatlantic exchange. ""-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 27, 2020).
ISBN 9780190083960 electronic book
0190083964 electronic book
9780190083984 electronic book
0190083980 electronic book
9780190083977 electronic book
0190083972 electronic book
9780190083946 hardcover
9780190083953 paperback
OCLC # 1133664761
Additional Format Print version: Whitmore, Aleysia. World music and the Black Atlantic New York : Oxford University Press, 2020. 9780190083946 (DLC) 2019053613.

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