Live From Dar Es Salaam

Live From Dar Es Salaam

Popular Music and Tanzania's Music Economy

eBook - 2011
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Indiana University Press

When socialism collapsed in Tanzania, the government-controlled music industry gave way to a vibrant independent music scene. Alex Perullo explores the world of the bands, music distributors, managers, and clubs that attest to the lively and creative music industry in Dar es Salaam. Perullo examines the formation of the city’s music economy, considering the means of musical production, distribution, protection, broadcasting, and performance. He exposes both legal and illegal strategies for creating business opportunities employed by entrepreneurs who battle government restrictions and give flight to their musical aspirations. This is a singular look at the complex music landscape in one of Africa’s most dynamic cities.



Publisher: Bloomington :, Indiana University Press,, [2011]
Copyright Date: Ă2011
ISBN: 9780253001504
0253001501
0253222923
9780253222923
0253356059
9780253356055
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxii, 459 pages) : illustrations, map

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