Rumba Rules: The Politics of Dance Music in Mobutu’s Zaire

Rumba Rules: The Politics of Dance Music in Mobutu’s Zaire

by Bob W. White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822341123

ISBN-13: 9780822341123

Pub. Date: 06/27/2008

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Examines the relationship between popular music and politics in Zaire during the presidency of Mobutu Sese Seko through the author’s participation as musician and ethnographer in a successful Kinshasa band of the mid-1990s.

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Examines the relationship between popular music and politics in Zaire during the presidency of Mobutu Sese Seko through the author’s participation as musician and ethnographer in a successful Kinshasa band of the mid-1990s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822341123
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/27/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
687,172
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1 Popular Culture's Politics 1

2 The Zairian Sound 27

3 Made in Zaire 65

4 Live Time 97

5 Musicians and Mobility 131

6 Live Texts 165

7 The Political Life of Dance Bands 195

8 In the Skin of a Chief 225

Notes 253

Bibliography 271

Discography 287

Index 289

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