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Highlife Saturday Night : Popular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana, Paperback / softback Book

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

Part of the African Expressive Cultures series

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 32 b&w illus., 22 audio
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Music
  • ISBN: 9780253007292

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