Global Hiphop, World Hiphop
For young men in urban Tanzania, barbershops are sites of the struggle to earn a living amid economic crisis. With names like Brooklyn Barber House and Boyz II Men, these workplaces are also nodes in an explosion of popular culture that appropriates images drawn from the global circulation of hip hop music, fashion, and celebrity.
The book deals with the rise of Hip Hop as a culture and what things have come with it. The emergence of Hip Hop is the main focus for this book, and American/world history has played a big part in the development of this artform, whether it is involving politics, race and gender, education, media, etc.
Kwaito is the South African equivalent of hip-hop-the authentic street music of township youth. But it's no mere imitation of African-American sounds: Its pulsing dance beat evolved from such styles as mbaqanga and dancehall, as well as house and disco.
Rhythm of Resistance takes you across forbidden boundaries of aparthied to experience the authentic joy and sorrow of Black South African music. Music that has been ignored, suppresses or ghettoized comes alive in unforgettable moments, often filmed clandestinely. Featured are performances, interviews and intimate moments with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Malombo, Johnny Clegg/Sipho Mchunu of Julu
This classic sociological study gives a concise, accessible introduction to Islam for Americans whose knowledge of religion is limited primarily to Judeo-Christianity. The book succinctly details the formation and development of the Black Muslim movement through its wide-ranging expressions in America today, a movement through its wide-ranging expressions in America today, a movement born as
This collection explores the social products and meaning of Europe's fascination with African America. After a historiographical review, the volume divides into three parts. Part I examines early, classic influences (jazz, Josephine Baker, Katherine Dunham) through an Afro-centric perspective.
What is the relationship between hip-hop and African American culture in the post--Civil Rights era? Does hip-hop share a criticism of American culture or stand as an isolated and unique phenomenon? How have African American texts responded to the increasing role intellectual property law plays in regulating images, sounds, words, and logos?
It's hard to imagine an issue or image more riveting than Black Germans during the Third Reich. Yet accounts of their lives are virtually nonexistent, despite the fact that they lived through a regime dedicated to racial purity. Tina Campt's Other Germans tells the story of this largely forgotten group of individuals, with Important distinctions from other accounts.
Have you ever wondered if incorporating hip hop into a youth ministry is wise? It does seem to be a last resort if your goal is to attract young people. However, A Divine Revelation of Hip Hop gives caution to those who have invited this form of music in because of its popularity, and call it worship. A Divine Revelation of Hip Hop explodes with insight into the stronghold of this music.
How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture?
AfroAsian Encounters is the first anthology to look at the mutual influence of and relationships between members of the African and Asian di