9780253007292

Highlife Saturday Night

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  • ISBN13:

    9780253007292

  • ISBN10:

    0253007291

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-12-19
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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Summary

Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghanawhen musicians took to the stage and dancers took to the floorin 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.

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