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Artist Pages

...The Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, Afro-beat bandleader, and activist Fela Kuti brought the sound of radical African jazz to a global audience. He was born in Nigeria in 1938 to an upper middle-class, politically active family. His mother,...

—Celluloïd (France)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The Celluloïd label was established in Paris in 1979 by Gilbert Castro, and went on to become a leading French specialist in African music, selling – through its distribution wing Mélodie – to France’s African community and to the broader...

Art at the Cutting Edge: Class, Cultures, and Globalization in African World Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...Globalization, world music, and class—three terms that have so many histories and levels of meaning that doing justice to any of them is nearly impossible, never mind all three as intersecting phenomena. The argument could also be made...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...Afrobeat is a blend of highlife, jazz, funk and Yorùbá social dance music that emerged in the late 1960s through the musical experiments of Nigerian multi-instrumentalist bandleader Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (born Ransome-Kuti) and drum set...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population 120,047,000 (2002) The Federal Republic of Nigeria covers a land area of 355,770 sq miles (910,770 sq km). Cameroon and Chad border it on the east, Niger on the north, Benin on the west and the Gulf of Guinea...