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Highlife Saturday Night: Popular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana

Nathan Plageman

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ISBN 10: 0253007259 / ISBN 13: 9780253007254
Edité par Indiana University Press, United States, 2012
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana-when musicians took to the stage and dancers took to the floor-in this penetrating look at musical leisure during a time of social, political, and cultural change. Framing dance band highlife music as a central medium through which Ghanaians negotiated gendered and generational social relations, Nate Plageman shows how popular music was central to the rhythm of daily life in a West African nation. He traces the history of highlife in urban Ghana during much of the 20th century and documents a range of figures that fueled the music s emergence, evolution, and explosive popularity. This book is generously enhanced by audiovisual material on the Ethnomusicology Multimedia website. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9780253007254

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Titre : Highlife Saturday Night: Popular Music and ...

Éditeur : Indiana University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Book

Etat du livre : New

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Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana―when musicians took to the stage and dancers took to the floor―in this penetrating look at musical leisure during a time of social, political, and cultural change. Framing dance band "highlife" music as a central medium through which Ghanaians negotiated gendered and generational social relations, Nate Plageman shows how popular music was central to the rhythm of daily life in a West African nation. He traces the history of highlife in urban Ghana during much of the 20th century and documents a range of figures that fueled the music’s emergence, evolution, and explosive popularity. This book is generously enhanced by audiovisual material on the Ethnomusicology Multimedia website.

About the Author:

Nate Plageman is Assistant Professor of History at Wake Forest University.

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