Yoruba Bata Goes Global: Artists, Culture Brokers, and Fans

Yoruba Bata Goes Global: Artists, Culture Brokers, and Fans

by Debra L. Klein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226439550

ISBN-13: 9780226439556

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Responding to growing international interest in the Yorùbá culture of southwestern Nigeria, practitioners of bàtá—a centuries-old drumming, dancing, and singing tradition—have recast themselves as traditional performers in a global market. As the Nigerian market for ritual bàtá has been declining, international

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Overview

Responding to growing international interest in the Yorùbá culture of southwestern Nigeria, practitioners of bàtá—a centuries-old drumming, dancing, and singing tradition—have recast themselves as traditional performers in a global market. As the Nigerian market for ritual bàtá has been declining, international opportunities for performance have grown. Debra L. Klein’s lively ethnography explores this disjunction, revealing the world of bàtá artists and the global culture market that helps to sustain their art.

Yorùbá Bàtá Goes Global describes the dramatic changes and reinventions of traditional bàtá performance in recent years, showing how they are continually recreated, performed, and sold. Klein delves into the lives of Yorùbá musicians, focusing on their strategic collaborations with artists, culture brokers, researchers, and entrepreneurs worldwide. And she explores how reinvigorated performing ensembles are beginning to parlay success on the world stage into increased power and status within Nigeria. Klein’s study of the interwoven roles of innovation and tradition will interest scholars of African, global, and cultural studies, anthropology, and ethnomusicology alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226439556
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures 
Acknowledgments 
Introduction: Reality 

1 The Making of a Yorùbá Culture Movement
2 Làmídì àyánkúnlé: Father of Foreign Lands 
3 Sculpting Ò«ogbo: Strategic Collaborations among Yorùbá Artists and Three Germanic Culture Brokers 
4 Managing the Gap between Local and Global Stakes in Yorùbá Tradition 
5 Pop Tradition: I Am Always Me 
6 Antipolitics of Collaboration 

Conclusion: Transgressing Reality 
Appendix 
Notes 
Glossary 
Bibliography 
Index

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