Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transnational Music, and Ethnic Identities, by Christopher Dennis, reveals how, through a mode of transculturation, Afro-Colombian youth are transforming U.S. hip-hop into a more autonomous art form used for articulating oppositional social and political critiques, reworking ethnic identities, and actively taking part in the reimagining of the nation. This book represents a valuable addition to the body of academic work emerging from scholars bringing Afro-Colombian issues to the forefront of Colombian and Latin American studies, specifically by documenting the contributions that today s young black artists are making to both national culture and local music practices.qabout dancing, the clubs, women, drinking, and spending money. But in the 80s rap was more about protest, you know what I mean?]6 While old school, ... In a similar fashion to what occurs in the United States, the Colombian hip-hop community does not readily accept a rapper from a middle- or upper-class neighborhood.
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