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Global pop, local language

Author: Harris M Berger; Michael Thomas Carroll
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2003.
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Cultural Studies -- Ethnomusicology-- & Why would a punk band popular only in Indonesia cut songs in no other language than English? If you're rapping in Tanzania and Malawi, where hip hop has a growing audience, what do you rhyme in? Swahili? Chichewa? English? Some combination of these? Global Pop, Local Language examines how performers and audiences from a wide range of cultures deal with the issue of language  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Global pop, local language.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2003
(DLC) 2002152727
(OCoLC)50868291
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harris M Berger; Michael Thomas Carroll
ISBN: 9781604738032 1604738030
OCLC Number: 774908015
Notes: In part, originally published in Global popular music : the politics and aesthetics of language choice, a special issue of Popular music and society (v. 24.3, fall 2000).
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 352 pages)
Contents: Introduction : The politics and aesthetics of language choice and dialect in popular music / Harris M. Berger --
Language choice, popular music, and globalization. Doin' damage in my native language : the use of "resistance vernaculars" in hip hop in France, Italy, and Aotearoa/New Zealand / Tony Mitchell. Language ideologies, choices, and practices in eastern African hip hop / Alex Perullo and John Fenn. "Goodbye my blind majesty" : music, language, and politics in the Indonesian underground / Jeremy Wallach. At the crossroads of languages, musics, and emotions in Kathmandu / Paul D. Greene and David R. Henderson --
Nation, region, and ethnicity in the politics of music and language. Mucho loco for Ricky Martin, or, The politics of chronology, crossover, and language within the Latin(o) music "boom" / María Elena Cepeda. Just for fun? : language choice in German popular music / Edward Larkey. The choices and contexts of local distinction : regional attachments and dialect in Chinese music / Sue Tuohy. "Ordinary words" : sound, symbolism, and meaning in Belarusan-language rock music / Maria Paula Survilla. Cockney rock / Dave Laing. "Raising one higher than the other" : the hierarchy of tradition in representations of Gaelic- and English-language song in Ireland / Anthony McCann and Lillis Ó Laoire --
Music and words : language choice and dialect in song and performance. "Trying to break it down" : MCs' talk and social setting in drum & bass performance / Morgan Gerard and Jack Sidnell. Singing Hawaiian and the aesthetics of (in)comprehensibility / C.K. Szego. "Chanter en yaourt" : pop music and language choice in France / Cece Cutler.
Responsibility: edited by Harris M. Berger and Michael Thomas Carroll.

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Cultural Studies -- Ethnomusicology-- & Why would a punk band popular only in Indonesia cut songs in no other language than English? If you're rapping in Tanzania and Malawi, where hip hop has a growing audience, what do you rhyme in? Swahili? Chichewa? English? Some combination of these? Global Pop, Local Language examines how performers and audiences from a wide range of cultures deal with the issue of language choice and dialect in popular music. Related issues confront performers of Latin music in the U.S., drum and bass MCs in Toronto, and rappers, rockers, and traditional folk singers fro.

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