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Nationalists, cosmopolitans, and popular music in Zimbabwe

Author: Thomas Turino
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2000.
Series: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Hailed as a national hero and musical revolutionary, Thomas Mapfumo, along with other Zimbabwean artists, burst onto the music scene in the 1980s with a unique style that combined electric guitar with indigenous Shona music and instruments. The development of this music from its roots in the early Rhodesian era to the present and the ways this and other styles articulated with Zimbabwean nationalism is the focus of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Turino, Thomas.
Nationalists, cosmopolitans, and popular music in Zimbabwe.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00008067
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Turino
ISBN: 9780226816968 0226816966 9780226817019 0226817016 9786612538872 6612538872
OCLC Number: 659562853
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 401 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Part One: Critical Foundations --
Introduction --
1. Social Identities and Indigenous Musical Practices --
Part Two: Colonialism and the Rise of Urban Popular Music --
2. Indigenous Music and Dance in Mbare Township, 1930-1960 --
3. The Settler-State and Indigenous Music during the Federation Years --
4. The African Middle Class: Concerts, Cultural Discourse, and All That Jazz --
Part Three: Musical Nationalism --
5. Music, Emotion, and Cultural Nationalism, 1958-1963 --
6. Musical Nationalism and Chimurenga Songs of the 1970s. Part Four: Guitar Bands and Cosmopolitan Youth Culture --
7. On the Margins of Nationalism: Acoustic Guitarists and Guitar Bands of the 1960s --
8. Stars of the Seventies: The Rise of Indigenous-Based Guitar Bands --
Part Five: Globalization Begins at Home --
9. Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Popular Music after 1980 --
Notes --
References and Bibliography --
Discography --
Index --
A gallery of photographs.
Series Title: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Responsibility: Thomas Turino.


This work focuses on the development of a unique style of music - combining the electric guitar with indigenous Shona music - that emerged in Zimbabwe during the 1980s. Turino examines this emergence  Read more...


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