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Hiplife in Ghana by Halifu Osumare

REVIEW: The Hiplife in Ghana. West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop. By Halifu Osumare

Halifu Osumare, The Hiplife in Ghana: West Africa Indigenization of Hip-Hop, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 219 pp. Reviewed by Carlos Dávalos  at UT Austin.  Dr. Halifu Osumare, Director of African and African-American Studies Department at UC Davis, recounts her last thirty years of experiences traveling to Ghana to study popular music and to discover her […]

METHODS OF ETHNOMUSICOLOGY – Austin’s HIP-HOP

Listen the following link to explore a brief audio piece about Austin’s hip-hop scene.   Below: “Mayor Steve Adler strikes a B-boy stance with Bavu Blakes and Decker Middle School students to witness the designation of April 23 as Bavu Blakes Day.”