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Popular Music Censorship in Africa

Editor: Michael Drewett, Martin Cloonan

Publication date: 2006

Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

Ashgate Publishing

"In Africa, tension between freedom of expression and censorship in many contexts remains as contentious, if not more so, than during the period of colonial rule which permeated the twentieth century. Over the last one hundred years popular musicians have not been free to sing about whatever they wish to, and in many countries they are still not free to do so. This volume brings together the latest research on censorship in colonial and post-colonial Africa, focusing on the attempts to censor musicians and the strategies of resistance devised by musicians in their struggles to be heard."

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