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Intonations : A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times (Hardcover)

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"Intonations "tells the story of how Angola''s urban residents in the late colonial period (roughly 1945-74) used music to talk back to their colonial oppressors and, more importantly, to define what it meant to be Angolan and what they hoped to gain from independence. Author Marissa J. Moorman presents a social and cultural history of the relationship between Angolan culture and politics. She argues that it was in and through popular urban music, produced mainly in the capital city of Luanda''s "musseques" (urban shantytowns), that Angolans forged the nation and developed expectations about nationalism. Through careful archival work and extensive interviews with musicians and those who attend performances in bars, community centers, and cinemas, Moorman explores the ways in which the urban poor imagined the nation. A compilation of Angolan music is included in CD format.

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Publisher Ohio Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780821418239
SKU 208184806
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0821418238
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0290
Publisher Ohio University Press
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