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Resounding Afro Asia: Interracial Music and the Politics of Collaboration

Tamara Roberts


Cultural hybridity is celebrated as a hallmark of U.S. American music and identity. But when hybrid music meets the culture industry, it is generally marked and marketed under a singular racial label. This book examines musical projects that resist this tendency by foregrounding racial mixture in players, audiences, and sound. Examining Afro Asian musical settings as part of a genealogy of cross-racial culture and politics, the book argues that they are sites of sono-racial collaboration: musical engagements in which participants pointedly use race to form and perform interracial politics. Ana ... More

Keywords: music, race, multiculturalism, hybridity, collaboration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199377404
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377404.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tamara Roberts, author
Assistant Professor, Performance Studies and Ethnomusicology, University of California, Berkeley