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Vient de paraître Roots in Reverse. Senegalese Afro-Cuban Music and Tropical Cosmopolitanism de Richard M. Shain aux Wesleyan University Press

Le 11 mai 2019 à 14h07

Vient de paraître Roots in Reverse. Senegalese Afro-Cuban Music and Tropical Cosmopolitanism de Richard M. Shain aux Wesleyan University Press, 2018, 216 p. ISBN : 9780819577092 Prix : 24,95 $.

"Roots in Reverse explores how Latin music contributed to the formation of the négritude movement in the 1930s. Taking Senegal and Cuba as its primary research areas, this work uses oral histories, participant observation, and archival research to examine the ways Afro-Cuban music has influenced Senegalese debates about cultural and political citizenship and modernity. Shain argues that the trajectory of Afro-Cuban music in twentieth century Senegal illuminates many dimensions of that nation’s cultural history such as gender relations, generational competition and conflict, debates over cosmopolitanism and hybridity, the role of nostalgia in Senegalese national culture and diasporic identities. More than just a new form of musical enjoyment, Afro-Cuban music provided listeners with a tool for creating a public sphere free from European and North American cultural hegemony."

Merci à Charles Becker et Mohamed Mbodj d’avoir évoqué cet ouvrage autour d’une discussion sur le Star Band de Dakar !