Drewett, Michael & Martin Cloonan: Popular Music Censorship in Africa (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754652915

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Subtitle: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Part 1 Censorship Issues: Popular music censorship in Africa, Martin Cloonan; The cultural boycott against apartheid South Africa: a case of defensible censorship?, Michael Drewett; Vocal killers, silent killers: popular media, genocide, and the call for benevolent censorship in Rwanda, Dylan Craig and Nomalanga Mkhize; Racist hate speech in South Africa's fragile democracy: The case of Ngema's 'AmaNdiya', Gary Baines; ZVAKWANA! - Enough! Media control and unofficial censorship of music in Zimbabwe, Diane Thram; And the beat goes on? Message music, political repression and the power of hip-hop in Nigeria, Wilson Akpan. Part 2 Case Studies: Traditional and popular music, hegemonic power and censorship in Malawi: 1964–94, Reuben M. Chirambo; Why don't you sing about the leaves and the dreams? Reflecting on music censorship in apartheid South Africa, Johnny Clegg and Michael Drewett; Popular music censorship in Tanzania, Kelly M. Askew and John F. Kitime; Silencing musical expression in colonial and post-colonial Kenya, Peter Muhoro Mwangi; One hundred years of censorship in Ghanaian popular music performance, John Collins; Where the shoe pinches: the imprisonment of Franco Luambo Makiadi as an unusual example of music censorship in Zaïre, Graeme Ewens; For a song: censure in Algerian Rai music, Malika Mehdid; Concluding comments on the censorship of popular music in Africa, Martin Cloonan and Michael Drewett. Index.