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Author Eisenberg, Andrew J., 1977- author.

Title Sounds of other shores : the musical poetics of identity on Kenya's Swahili coast / Andrew J. Eisenberg
Published Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2024]


Description 1 online resource (xx, 246 pages) : illustrations
Series Music/culture
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface: Hints of Elsewhere -- Acknowledgments -- Companion Website -- A Note on Language -- Introduction: Sound, Sense, and Subjectivity in Mombasa -- One: A Feeling for the Boundaries: Early Recorded Taarab -- Two: The Lullaby of Taarab: Radio and Reflexivity in the 1950s -- Three: The Mouths of Professors and Clowns: Indian Taarab -- Four: "Mombasa, Mother of the World": Hadrami Tarab -- Five: The Musical Philosopher: Zein l'Abdin's Arab Taarab -- Six: Sea Change: The Twenty-First Century
Seven: Reorienting Appropriation: Swahili Hip Hop -- Epilogue: For a Humanistic Musical Anthropology of the Indian Ocean -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "A cultural history of Swahili taarab, a form of sung poetry that emerged as East Africa's first mass-mediated popular music in the 1930s, using performance analyses to explore how transoceanic appropriation situated twentieth-century Mombasan taarab as a space of creative subject formation"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 13, 2024)
Subject Taarab (Music) -- Kenya -- Indian Coast -- History
Swahili-speaking peoples -- Kenya -- Indian Coast -- Music -- History and criticism
Popular music -- Kenya -- Indian Coast -- History and criticism
Popular music
Taarab (Music)
Kenya -- Indian Coast
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Music criticism and reviews.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2023049028
ISBN 9780819501073