Afropolitan Projects: Music, Representation, and the Politics of Belonging in Australia

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2017

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McConnell, Bonnie

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Taylor & Francis

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Drawing on ethnographic research in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra (2016–2017), this article examines the way musicians articulate positive African-Australian identities in the face of political and media discourse that emphasizes African difference and criminality. I use the concept of “Afropolitan projects” to describe the way musicians’ express complexity and multiplicity, simultaneously forging allegiances across difference and foregrounding the African roots of contemporary popular music.

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Popular Music and Society

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Journal article

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10.1080/03007766.2017.1413618

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2037-12-31