Thursday, September 25, 2008


So this semester I'm reading Louise Meintjes's Sound of Africa!, a really fascinating ethnography of a music studio. It's about all sorts of intersecting issues about how style and genre in music are used by an oppressed people as a way of identity formation while at the same time the production of said music can involve the oppression of the same people, and blah blah blah academic blah anthropology words blah blah blah.

Most importantly, it's about how mbaqanga music fucking rocks! Seriously, listen to how awesome this music is!

I would recommend the book, though, for sure.

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