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Book Reading by Halifu Osumare: The Hiplife in Ghana: West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop

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Event:
Book Reading by Halifu Osumare: The Hiplife in Ghana: West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop
Start:
February 14, 2013 4:00 pm
End:
February 14, 2013 6:00 pm
Organizer:
Halifu Osumare
hosumare@ucdavis.edu
Venue:
Student Community Center - Room D, 2nd fl.

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location: Student Community Center – Room D, 2nd fl.

Professor Osumare gives a multimedia presentation, reads from the book with a Q&A, followed by a reception and book signing. The Hiplife in Ghana explores one international site, Ghana, West Africa, where hip-hop music and culture has morphed over two decades into a whole new form of world music called hiplife. It investigates hiplife music not merely as an adaptation of hip-hop, but as a revision of Ghana’s own century-old popular music known globally as highlife. The text is theoretically situated in scholarship on the globalization of American hip-hop as having created a Global Hip-Hip Nation (GHHN), while deconstructing the imitation-adaptation model; instead, the author reveals various indigenization processes by local artists and consumers.

This event is sponsored by the Black Family Week Committee and the African American & African Studies Program.

For more information please contact: Halifu Osumare, hosumare@ucdavis.edu

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