Highlife Saturday Night : Popular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana Paperback / softback
Part of the African Expressive Cultures series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 336 pages, 32 b&w illus., 22 audio
- Publisher: Indiana University Press
- Publication Date: 25/11/2012
- Category: Music
- ISBN: 9780253007292
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