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, firstname.lastname@example.org