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Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Ryan Thomas Skinner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693498
eISBN:
9781452950808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693498.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Bamako Sounds tells the story of an African city, its people, their values, and their music. Centered on the music and musicians of Bamako, Mali’s booming capital city, this book reveals a community ... More


Introduction: A Sense of Urban Africa

Ryan Thomas Skinner

in Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693498
eISBN:
9781452950808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693498.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Introduction presents theoretical perspectives on the concepts of “morality,” “ethics,” and “Afropolitanism.” This chapter elucidates the social positions and existential projects that exemplify ... More


Representing Bamako

Ryan Thomas Skinner

in Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693498
eISBN:
9781452950808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693498.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 (re)presents the city of Bamako, emphasizing representations of urban culture that portray, inscribe, and resound the moral and ethical production of space. Drawing on Mande social thought ... More


Artistiya

Ryan Thomas Skinner

in Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693498
eISBN:
9781452950808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693498.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 2 thickly describes the status and identity that is at the center of this study: the “artist” and its related social and professional mode of being, artistiya (artist-ness). It presents ... More


Ethics and Aesthetics

Ryan Thomas Skinner

in Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693498
eISBN:
9781452950808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693498.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 3 observes moral and ethical tensions of collective identity and individual subjectivity in musical performance and perception. It describes how a culturally modeled and locally salient ... More


A Pious Poetics of Place

Ryan Thomas Skinner

in Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693498
eISBN:
9781452950808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693498.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 examines the Islamic voice as a morally steeped and widely deployed discursive resource in Bamako popular music. It focuses on the inter-textual and inter-subjective references to Islamic ... More


Money Trouble

Ryan Thomas Skinner

in Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693498
eISBN:
9781452950808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693498.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 5 interrogates the idea of intellectual property through the shifting politics of culture in postcolonial Mali. Beginning with widespread anxieties about the social and economic value of the ... More


Afropolitan Patriotism

Ryan Thomas Skinner

in Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693498
eISBN:
9781452950808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693498.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 6 considers what it means to make “Malian” music in times of national celebration and crisis. As a mode of being that continues to shape African futures, it examines how national affiliation ... More


Conclusion: An Africanist’s Query

Ryan Thomas Skinner

in Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693498
eISBN:
9781452950808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693498.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Conclusion locates the foregoing study of Bamako’s musical art world within a broader conceptual framework, in which the Afropolitan ethics of a particular music culture may register meaningfully ... More


The Art of Connection: An Introduction

Dillon Mahoney

in Art of Connection: Risk, Mobility, and the Crafting of Transparency in Coastal Kenya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292871
eISBN:
9780520966239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292871.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the research and several of the main characters, their complex ethnic identities, and their struggles connecting to the global crafts business at a time of economic change in ... More


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