Breaking rocks : music, ideology and economic collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa

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Full title: Breaking rocks : music, ideology and economic collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa / Joe Trapido.
Main author: Trapido, Joe, (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: Based on fieldwork in Kinshasa and Paris, "Breaking Rocks" examines patronage payments within Congolese popular music, where a love song dedication can cost 6,000 dollars and a simple name check can trade for 500 or 600 dollars. Tracing this system of prestige through networks of musicians and patrons - who include gangsters based in Europe, kleptocratic politicians in Congo, and lawless diamond dealers in northern Angola - this book offers insights into ideologies of power and value in central Africa's troubled post-colonial political economy, as well as a glimpse into the economic flows that make up the hidden side of the globalization.
Language: English
Published: New York : Berghahn Books, 2017.
Classmark: WE781 /522051
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Series: Dislocations ; v. 19.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781785333989
1785333984