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Cultural Globalization and Music

African Artists in Transnational Networks


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Networks and Transnational Movements: A Theoretical and Methodological Challenge to Migration Research

  3. The View from the South

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Nadia Kiwan, Ulrike Hanna Meinhof
      Pages 19-49
    3. Nadia Kiwan, Ulrike Hanna Meinhof
      Pages 50-83
  4. The View from the North

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Nadia Kiwan, Ulrike Hanna Meinhof
      Pages 87-120
    3. Nadia Kiwan, Ulrike Hanna Meinhof
      Pages 121-150
  5. Mutual Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Nadia Kiwan, Ulrike Hanna Meinhof
      Pages 153-175
    3. Nadia Kiwan, Ulrike Hanna Meinhof
      Pages 176-205
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 206-273

About this book


This book is about South-North, North-South relations between Africa and Europe, presenting the personal narratives of musicians in different locations across Africa and Europe, and those of the people who constitute their networks within the wider artistic, cultural, and civil society milieus of globalizing societies.


capital Europe globalization migration Milieu Nation nationality society Transnational

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of AberdeenUK
  2. 2.University of SouthamptonUK

About the authors

NADIA KIWAN Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, University of Aberdeen, UK and author of Identities, Discourses and Experiences: Young People of North African Origin in France. Her research interests include migration, identity, new social movements, and new forms of migrant cultural production and citizenship.

ULRIKE MEINHOF Director of the Research Centre for Transnational Studies at the University of Southampton, UK. She has directed ESRC, AHRC and EU-funded research into EU border identities, cultural policy in metropolitan cities, networks and neighbourhoods in provincial regions in Europe, and transnational networks of musicians from Africa

Bibliographic information


'Kiwan and Meinhof imaginatively realize the very concept of network as a complex of paths that converge at hubs, which then serve as sites of transforming African music into the global. The very mobility of musicians we trace through these pages provides critically important new perspectives on globalization and music today'

- Philip V. Bohlman, Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of the Humanities and of Music, The University of Chicago, USA

'The authors offer a compelling narrative, showing great sensitivity...the book will be extremely useful to scholars interested in the processes that create contemporary transnational artists' networks.' -Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies