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Author Cathcart, Jenny, author.

Title Notes from Africa : a musical journey with Youssou N'Dour / Jenny Cathcart.

Publication Info. London : Unbound, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  780.96 CATHCART    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-280), discographies (pages 281-290) and index.
Contents Part I: Voyage of discovery -- Part II: Senegal's first superstar -- Part III: Youssou N'Dour's musical hinterland -- Part IV: A continent in concert.
Summary Notes from Africa traces the rise of popular music on the continent - beginning in the 1980s when the term 'world music' was coined as a marketing label and African musicians, notably Youssou N'Dour and his contemporaries, began to appear on the international stage. This book explains the musical styles that developed from the 1960s, when many African countries gained their independence. It covers developments in music and society in Senegal, in West Africa and around the continent during the post-independence years and right up to the present day. Jenny Cathcart, drawing on her personal experience in Senegal and her work alongside Youssou N'Dour, offers stories and portraits of daily life in Africa. The results are fresh insights into contemporary culture, religion and politics - as well as future collaborations and developments not only on the continent but in the African diaspora too.
Subject Popular music -- Africa -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Social aspects -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Popular music -- Social aspects -- Senegal -- History -- 20th century.
Africa -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Senegal -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Cathcart, Jenny.
N'Dour, Youssou.
N'Dour, Youssou. (OCoLC)fst00267110
Popular music -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01071460
Popular music. (OCoLC)fst01071422
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Music. (OCoLC)fst01030269
Music -- African influences. (OCoLC)fst01030277
Music -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01030444
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Senegal. (OCoLC)fst01204328
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781789650471 (pbk.)
178965047X (pbk.)
9781789650488 (ePub ebook)
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