Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa

Amentahru Wahlrab's piece, “Speaking Truth to Power: Hip-Hop and the African Awakening,” expands on the 2011 Pambazuka Press book ... Wahlrab indeed argues that hip hop in North Africa has helped propel social change in the region.

Author: Msia Kibona Clark

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739193303

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This book examines social change in Africa through the lens of hip hop music and culture. Artists engage their African communities in a variety of ways that confront established social structures, using coded language and symbols to inform, question, and challenge. Through lyrical expression, dance, and graffiti, hip hop is used to challenge social inequality and to push for social change. The study looks across Africa and explores how hip hop is being used in different places, spaces, and moments to foster change. In this edited work, authors from a wide range of fields, including history, sociology, African and African American studies, and political science explore the transformative impact that hip hop has had on African youth, who have in turn emerged to push for social change on the continent. The powerful moment in which those that want change decide to consciously and collectively take a stand is rooted in an awareness that has much to do with time. Therefore, the book centers on African hip hop around the context of “it’s time” for change, Ni Wakati.

Hip Hop in Africa

Berktay, A. 2014. “Beyond Y'en A Marre: Pikine's Hip Hop Youth Say 'Enough Is Enough' and Pave the Way for Continuous Social Change.” In Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati, edited by M. K. Clark and M. M. Koster, 112–43.

Author: Msia Kibona Clark

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780896805026

Category: Music

Page: 312

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Throughout Africa, artists use hip-hop both to describe their lives and to create shared spaces for uncensored social commentary, feminist challenges to patriarchy, and resistance against state institutions, while at the same time engaging with the global hip-hop community. In Hip-Hop in Africa, Msia Kibona Clark examines some of Africa’s biggest hip-hop scenes and shows how hip-hop helps us understand specifically African narratives of social, political, and economic realities. Clark looks at the use of hip-hop in protest, both as a means of articulating social problems and as a tool for mobilizing listeners around those problems. She also details the spread of hip-hop culture in Africa following its emergence in the United States, assessing the impact of urbanization and demographics on the spread of hip-hop culture. Hip-Hop in Africa is a tribute to a genre and its artists as well as a timely examination that pushes the study of music and diaspora in critical new directions. Accessibly written by one of the foremost experts on African hip-hop, this book will easily find its place in the classroom.

Hip Hop around the World An Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Keko appeared in the rap collective song “Fallen Heroes” (2010) and followed up with an appearance on the Ugandan hip ... In Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati, edited by Msia Kibona Clark and Mickie Mwanzia Koster, chap.

Author: Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313357596

Category: Social Science

Page: 894

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This set covers all aspects of international hip hop as expressed through music, art, fashion, dance, and political activity. • Includes contributors from a range of fields, including musicology, theater, and anthropology, giving readers a broad perspective on the genre • Covers hip hop in virtually every country, including countries with severely restricted hip hop activity • Contains comprehensive lists of record labels, films, editor-recommended videos, and more • Shows the influence hip hop has on many aspects of life, such as politics, fashion, dance, and art

In Hip Hop Time

Music, Memory, and Social Change in Urban Senegal Catherine M. Appert. Bramwell, Richard. 2015. UK Hip-Hop, Grime, and the City: The Aesthetics and Ethics of London's Rap Scene. ... Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati.

Author: Catherine M. Appert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190913519

Category: Music

Page: 240

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In the twenty-first century, Senegalese hip hop--"Rap Galsen"--has reverberated throughout the world as an exemplar of hip hop resistance in its mobilization against government corruption during a series of tumultuous presidential elections. Yet Senegalese hip hop's story goes beyond resistance; it is a story of globalization, of diasporic movement and memory, of imagined African pasts and contemporary African realities, and of urbanization and the banality of socio-economic struggle. At particular moments in Rap Galsen's history, origin narratives linked hip hop to a mythologized Africa through the sounds of indigenous oralities. At other times, contrasting narratives highlighted hip hop's equally mythologized roots in the postindustrial U.S. inner city and African American experience. As Senegalese youth engage these globally circulating narratives, hip hop performance and its stories negotiate their place in a rapidly changing world. In Hip Hop Time explores this relationship between popular music and social change, framing Senegalese hip hop as a musical movement deeply tied to both indigenous performance practices and changing social norms in urban Africa. Author Catherine Appert takes us from Senegalese hip hop's beginnings among cosmopolitan youth in Dakar's affluent neighborhoods in the 1980s, to its spread throughout the city's ghettoized working class neighborhoods in the mid- to late-'90s, and into the present day, where political activism and hip hop musicality vie for position in local and global arenas. An ethnography of the inextricability of musical and social meaning in hip hop practice, In Hip Hop Time charts new intellectual territory in the scholarship of African and global hip hop.

Routledge Handbook of African Popular Culture

Trends in Contemporary African Hip Hop. The Journal of Pan African Studies, ... Gathigi, G. (2012) Inventing East African Hip-Hop: Youth and Musical Convergence in East Africa. ... Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati.

Author: Grace A Musila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000588347

Category: Social Science

Page: 498

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This handbook brings together an international team of scholars from different disciplines to reflect on African popular cultural imaginaries. These imaginaries – in the sense of cultural productions, contexts, consumers, producers, platforms, and the material, affective and discursive resources they circulate – are influential in shaping African realities. Collectively, the chapters assembled in this handbook index the genres, methods, mediums, questions and encounters that preoccupy producers, consumers and scholars of African popular cultural forms across a range of geohistorical and temporal contexts. Drawing on forms such as newspaper columns, televised English Premier League football, speculative arts, romance fiction, comedy, cinema, music and digital genres, the contributors explore the possibilities and ambiguities unleashed by the production, circulation, consumption, remediation and critique of these forms. Among the questions explored across these essays are the freedoms and constraints of popular genres; the forms of self-making, pleasure and harm that these imaginaries enable; the negotiations of multiple moral regimes in everyday life; and, inevitably, the fecund terrain of contradictions definitive of many popular forms, which variously enable and undermine world-making. An authoritative scholarly resource on popular culture in Africa, this handbook is an essential read for students and scholars of African culture, society and media.

Mau Mau Crucible of War

Ngigi, Kamau, “Afterword: Reflections on Ni Wakati: Hip Hop and Revolution,” in Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati (eds.) Msia Kibona Clark and Mickie Mwanzia Koster (Lexington Books, 2014). Nguli, Peter, “Deputy President ...

Author: Nicholas K. Githuku

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498506991

Category: History

Page: 584

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Mau Mau Crucible of War is a study of the social and cultural history of the mentalité of struggle in Kenya, which reached a peak during the Mau Mau War of the 1950s. This struggle continues to resonate in Kenya today through the ongoing demand for a decent standard of living and social justice for all.

The Arts as Witness in Multifaith Contexts

Africanist academicians note, “Popular arts in Africa are syncretic forms that draw on multiple indigenous and foreign sets of symbols in order to ... Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014).

Author: Roberta R. King

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830857968

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In search of holistic Christian witness, we must cultivate new approaches for integrating the arts into mission praxis. Written by missiologists, art critics, ethnodoxologists, and theologians from around the world, these essays present historical and contemporary case studies while calling Christians to understand the power of art for expressing cultural and religious identity, opening spaces for transformative encounters, and resisting injustice.

Transnational Cinematic and Popular Music Icons

Social Text 34 (1993): 53–84; Tayannah Lee McQuillar and Brother J. When Rap Music Had a Conscience: The Artists, ... Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World. ... Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati.

Author: Aaron Lefkovitz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498555760

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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This book explores the films and popular music of Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, and Queen Latifah,connecting each performer to female black-transnational histories and nonwhite female performers’ representational struggles.

New Social Movements in the African Diaspora

Add to this the intensity with which global forms of capital have seemingly altered mainstream hip-hop culture into ... to challenge and transform apathy into a dynamic, active force for progressive social change and across the nation.

Author: L. Mullings

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230104570

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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In the last few decades the people of the African diaspora have intensified their struggles against racial discrimination and for equality. This account of these social movements include action in Latin America, the Indian Ocean World, Europe, Canada and the United States.