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Riassunto: There was always music along the banks of the Congo River-lutes and drums, the myriad instruments handed down from ancestors. But when Joseph Kabsele and his African Jazz went chop for chop with O.K. Jazz and Bantous de la Capitale, music in Africa would never be the same. A sultry rumba washed in relentless waves across new nations springing up below the Sahara. The Western press would dub the sound Soukous or rumba rock; most of Africa called it Congo music. Born in Kinshasa and Brazzaville at the end of World War II, Congo music matured as Africans fought to consolidate their hard-won independence. In addition to great musicians ? Franco, Essous, Abeti, Tabu Ley, and youth bands like Zaiko Langa Langa ? the cast of characters includes the conniving King Leopold, the martyred Partrice Lumumba, corrupt dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, military strongman Denis Sassou Nguesso, heavyweight boxing champs George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, along with a Belgian baron and a clutch of enterprising Greek expatriates who pioneered the Congolese recording industry. Rumba on the River portrays an era when the currents of tradition and modernization collided along the banks of the Congo Rivers. It is the story of twin capitals engulfed in political struggle and the vibrant new music that flowered amidst the ferment.
L'autore: Gary Stewart is a writer who has lived and worked in Africa. His articles on African and Caribbean music have appeared in numerous publications including The Beat, Option, and West Africa. He is the author of Breakout: Profiles in African Rhythm and Rumba on the River: A History of the Popular Music of the Two Congos?for more information on the latter, visit rumbaontheriver.com.
Titolo: Rumba on the River: A History of the Popular...
Casa editrice: Verso
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Verso, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. 0th Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP93193233
Descrizione libro Verso, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. 0th Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94609110
Descrizione libro Verso. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Collectible - Very Good. 2000 - Hardback with dustjacket. Book is in very good condition. Book has light shelf wear on edges. Dustjacket has Archival Protector. Free tracking with domestic orders. MD SKU- 6944847. Codice libro della libreria SKU-6944847
Descrizione libro Verso, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111859847447
Descrizione libro Verso, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG1859847447