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By Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Africa in Stereo analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American tune and its representations within the lengthy 20th century (1890-2011) to supply a brand new cultural historical past testifying to pan-Africanism's ongoing and open theoretical capability. Tsitsi Jaji argues that African American renowned song appealed to continental Africans as a unit of cultural status, a domain of enjoyment, and most significantly, an expressive shape already encoded with suggestions of artistic resistance to racial hegemony. Ghana, Senegal and South Africa are regarded as 3 targeted websites the place longstanding pan-African political and cultural affiliations gave expression to transnational black unity. The publication indicates how such transnational ties fostered what Jaji phrases "stereomodernism." getting to the specificity of varied media wherein song used to be transmitted and interpreted-poetry, novels, movies, recordings, gala's, dwell performances and websites-stereomodernism bills for the position of cultural perform within the emergence of unity, tapping music's capability to refresh our realizing of twentieth-century black transnational ties.

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