Some theoretical perspectives on African popular music

  title={Some theoretical perspectives on African popular music},
  author={Austin 'Maro Emielu},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={371 - 388}
  • A. Emielu
  • Published 21 September 2011
  • Sociology
  • Popular Music
Abstract Popular music occupies a dominant position in the musical landscape of contemporary Africa, yet academic study of popular music is still in its infancy in most parts of Africa. This may be due in part to the absence of theoretical frameworks that stimulate popular music discourses from the African perspective. This paper is an attempt to fill this lacuna. Based on a critical and qualitative analysis of data gathered from field situations, participant observation, interviews and… 

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