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World Music and the Black Atlantic

Aleysia K. Whitmore


In the mid-twentieth century, African musicians took up Cuban music as their own. They claimed it as a marker of black Atlantic connections and of cosmopolitanism untethered from European colonial relations. Today, Cuban/African bands popular in Africa in the 1960s and ’70s have moved into the world music scene in Europe and North America, and world music producers and musicians have created new West African–Latin American collaborations expressly for this market niche. This book follows two of these bands, Orchestra Baobab and AfroCubism, and the industry and audiences that surround them—from ... More

Keywords: music industry, world music, black Atlantic, collaboration, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190083946
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190083946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aleysia K. Whitmore, author
Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver

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