Highlife Saturday Night

Highlife Saturday Night

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Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghanaa€”when musicians took to the stage and dancers took to the floora€”in this penetrating look at musical leisure during a time of social, political, and cultural change. Framing dance band qhighlifeq music as a central medium through which Ghanaians negotiated gendered and generational social relations, Nate Plageman shows how popular music was central to the rhythm of daily life in a West African nation. He traces the history of highlife in urban Ghana during much of the 20th century and documents a range of figures that fueled the musica€™s emergence, evolution, and explosive popularity. This book is generously enhanced by audiovisual material on the Ethnomusicology Multimedia website.But it wasthe Brassband that continuedthe story of the high life, and in this the most popular instrument was the cornet. Insteadofthe cornet let the trumpet now play the tune for you (Trumpet). Now with the whole band together, it sounds like anbsp;...

Title:Highlife Saturday Night
Author:Nathan Plageman
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2012-12-19


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