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By Tsitsi Ella Jaji

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 song appealed to continental Africans as a unit of cultural status, a website of delight, and most significantly, an expressive shape already encoded with thoughts of inventive resistance to racial hegemony. Ghana, Senegal and South Africa are regarded as 3 targeted websites the place longstanding pan-African political and cultural affiliations gave expression to transnational black harmony. The booklet exhibits how such transnational ties fostered what Jaji phrases "stereomodernism." getting to the specificity of assorted media in which track used to be transmitted and interpreted-poetry, novels, movies, recordings, fairs, dwell performances and websites-stereomodernism bills for the function of cultural perform within the emergence of harmony, tapping music's ability to refresh our realizing of twentieth-century black transnational ties.

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