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The revolution's echoes : music and political culture in Conakry, Guinea

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This thesis is an ethnographic study of music and authoritarianism in Conakry, Guinea. Representations in the scholarly and popular literature often emphasize African music as a site for resistance and oppositional politics, while musicians who support the state are seen as tools of propaganda. In this thesis, I examine instead the choices and subjectivities of musicians who sing for an authoritarian state. As I show, musicians in Conakry, across genres and generations, rarely express diss...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Music
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:4224085a-354f-409f-8c9b-1160a8e9a789
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ora:6849
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English
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