The global–local nexus: popular music studies and the case of Rastafari culture in West Africa

  title={The global–local nexus: popular music studies and the case of Rastafari culture in West Africa},
  author={F. Wittmann},
  journal={Critical Arts},
  pages={150 - 174}
Abstract Although the importance of African music has always been recognised, the number of ethnographically oriented popular music studies has remained quite modest on this continent. For this reason, the contribution applies ethnographic directives by Frith (2003) and Marcus (1998) in conducting a case study on the adoption of Rastafari and reggae in the local context of Burkina Faso. Stimulus interviews and group discussions are used to focus on topics such as the social cohesion and… 
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