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Necessary Noise – Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko


Through poetic portraits of the vibrant people, songs, films, and music videos in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Necessary Noise presents a study of human creativity in the face of one of the world’s most volatile conflicts. This book is at once an interdisciplinary study of the meaning local communities ascribe to art making in postcolonial conflict zones and a call for a paradigm shift in applications of charitable and humanitarian aid. The book introduces a host of artists, activists, and ordinary people from North Kivu, whose artistic and cultural interventions are routi ... More

Keywords: Congo, Kivu, Lumumba, Mobutu, Kabila, Yole!Africa, Petna Ndaliko, African hip hop, Congolese popular music, humanitarian aid, NGO, African studies, ethnomusicology, film/media studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190499570
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499570.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko, author
Assistant Professor of Music, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill