This dissertation is a social history of dance band highlife music and masculinities in twentieth century urban Gold Coast/Ghana. It draws on a variety of sources collected in Ghana and the United Kingdom---archival documents, ninety oral interviews, photographs, musical recordings, song lyrics, newspapers, and other published materials---in order to document the music's emergence around 1900, its gradual demise in the 1970s, and its relevance to Ghana's recent past. More specifically, it argues that dance band highlife was a central medium through which different groups of Ghanaians, primarily men but also women, articulated and negotiated notions of masculinity.Instead of the cornet let the trumpet now play the tune for you (Trumpet). Now with the whole band together, it sounds like this. The high life has changed from year to year. It is now 1962 a and the age of progressive jazz and we have indeedanbsp;...
|Title||:||Everybody Likes Saturday Night: A Social History of Popular Music and Masculinities in Urban Gold Coast/Ghana, C. 1900--1970|
|Author||:||Nathan A. Plageman|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|