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Juju: A Social History and Ethnography of an African Popular Music / Edition 2
     

Juju: A Social History and Ethnography of an African Popular Music / Edition 2

by Christopher Alan Waterman
 

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ISBN-10: 0226874656

ISBN-13: 9780226874654

Pub. Date: 06/15/1990

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Now known internationally through the recordings of King Sunny Ade and others, juju music originated more than fifty years ago among the Yoruba of Nigeria. This history and ethnography of juju is the first detailed account of the evolution and social significance of a West African popular music. Enhanced with maps, color photographs of musicians and dance parties,

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Now known internationally through the recordings of King Sunny Ade and others, juju music originated more than fifty years ago among the Yoruba of Nigeria. This history and ethnography of juju is the first detailed account of the evolution and social significance of a West African popular music. Enhanced with maps, color photographs of musicians and dance parties, musical transcriptions, interviews with musicians, and a glossary of Yoruba terms, Juju is an invaluable contribution to scholarship and a boon to fans who want to discover the roots of this vibrant music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226874654
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/15/1990
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Technical Notes
1. Introduction
2. Sákárà, Asíkò, Highlife, and Palmwine: Lagosian Popular Music between the World Wars
3. Early Jùjú Music (1932-1948)
4. The Development of Modern Jùjú (1948-1982)
5. The Social Organization and Contexts of Jùjú Performance in Ibadan
6. The Aesthetics and Social Dynamics of Jùjú Performance at the Yoruba àríyá
7. Jùjú Music and Inequality in Modern Yoruba Society
Appendix: Roster of Ibadan-Based Jùjú and Fuji Bands
Notes
Glossary of Yoruba Terms
Bibliography
Index

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