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Breaking rocks : music, ideology and economic collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa

Author: Joe Trapido
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2017. ©2017
Series: Dislocations, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on fieldwork in Kinshasa and Paris, "Breaking Rocks" examines patronage payments within Congolese popular music, where a love song dedication can cost 6,000 dollars and a simple name check can trade for 500 or 600 dollars. Tracing this system of prestige through networks of musicians and patrons - who include gangsters based in Europe, kleptocratic politicians in Congo, and lawless diamond dealers in northern  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Trapido
ISBN: 9781785333989 1785333984
OCLC Number: 953981910
Description: x, 259 pages ; $c 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Bars, music, gender and politics --
Exchange, music, patronage --
Potlatch migrants : travelling to Europe, arriving in Kinshasa --
Rights, piracy and producers --
The president as gatekeeper, patronage as a class relationship. Elders and cadets Rey reproduced now --
Mikiliste economies --
Love and money --
Charismatic fetishism --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Dislocations, v. 19.
Responsibility: Joe Trapido.

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Based on fieldwork in Kinshasa and Paris, Breaking Rocks examines patronage payments within Congolese popular music. This book offers insights into both the ideologies of power and value in central  Read more...

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