Music and messaging in the African political arena

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Hershey, PA : IGI Global, Information Science Reference,, United States, p.xxv, 321 pages : (2019)



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(NL-LeOCL)294896791, (NL-LeOCL)294908617, (NL-LeOCL)294909591, (NL-LeOCL)294926844, (NL-LeOCL)294926887, (NL-LeOCL)29493233X, (NL-LeOCL)294933638, (OCoLC)fst01030414, Africa., ascl, drum language., election campaigns., fast, Music, Music., Musicians., political action., Political aspects, Political aspects., political songs.


"Premier reference source"--cover.Includes bibliographical references and index."This book explores how politics and political processes in Africa have been impacted by the use of music in the dissemination of political messages for political campaigns, challenging the establishment and articulating the ills in society and governance, as well as other matters that generally deal with governing the citizenry"--Chapter 1. From an emperor to the derg and beyond : examining the intersection of music and politics in Ethiopia / Zenebe Beyene -- Chapter 2. It isn't all about "authority" : deconstructing Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's political messaging against "follow-follow" citizenry / Uche T. Onyebadi -- Chapter 3. Collective identity in national anthems : investigating commonalities and differences among African and non-African Arab countries / Hesham Mesbah -- Chapter 4. Ṣaworoidẹ : a depiction and analysis of the political and socio-cultural characteristics of the Yorùbá talking drum / Rhoda Titilopemi Inioluwa Abiolu, Ruth E. Teer-Tomaselli -- Chapter 5. Couching political criticism in humor : the case of musical parodies of the military in Cameroon and Congo-Brazzaville / Lyombe S. Eko -- Chapter 6. Campaign songs and political advertising in Ghana : analyzing the use of Biblical imagery, testimonials, and repetitions / Margaret Ivy Amoakohene, Gilbert K.M. Tietaah, Favour Esinam Normeshie, Fidelis Yayra Sesenu -- Chapter 7. Corruption sings loudest : music, political participation, and impression management / Ngozi Akinro, Emmanuel O. Nwachukwu, Adaobi V. Duru -- Chapter 8. Majaivana and protest music in Zimbabwe : a challenge to political hegemony and marginalization / Vusumuzi Dube, Bhekinkosi Jakobe Ncube -- Chapter 9. The discursive role of music in African elections : a perspective from Zambia / Elastus Mambwe -- Chapter 10. Weaponizing music for political contestation and rivalry in Nigeria / Adaobi Vivian Duru, Emeka Lucky Umejei, Ikechukwu W. Eke -- Chapter 11. Zairo-Congolese musicians and the sound of assimilation in East Africa / Aaron Louis Rosenberg -- Chapter 12. "Onaapo" vs. "one factory" : a critical discourse analysis of Ghanaian political campaign lyrics / G. Edzordzi Agbozo, Mary Edward, Fatiatu Inusah -- Chapter 13. Protest music and political consciousness among Nigerian youths / Titilayo Remilekun Osuagwu -- Chapter 14. Music, political messaging, and Nigeria's 2015 presidential election / Stella Amara Aririguzoh.