Highlife Saturday night : popular music and social change in urban Ghana / Nate Plageman
- Plageman, Nate, 1978-
- Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xvi, 381 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
- African expressive cultures
- Introduction: the historical importance of urban Ghana's Saturday nights -- Popular music, political authority, and social possibilities in the southern Gold Coast, 1890-1940 -- The making of a middle class: urban social clubs and the evolution of highlife music, 1915-1940 -- The friction on the floor: negotiating nightlife in Accra, 1940-1960 -- "The highlife was born in Ghana": politics, culture, and the making of a national music, 1950-1965 -- "We were the ones who composed the songs": the promises and pitfalls of being a bandsman, 1945-1970.
- 9780253007254 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253007259 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253007292 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0253007291 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index.
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