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ISBN-10: 0819578339
ISBN-13: 9780819578334
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 12/01/2018
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.80" H

Citizen Azmari: Making Ethiopian Music in Tel Aviv

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An examination of popular Ethiopian music styles in Tel Aviv

In the thirty years since their immigration from Ethiopia to the State of Israel, Ethiopian-Israelis have put music at the center of communal and public life, using it alternatingly as a mechanism of protest and as appeal for integration. Ethiopian music develops in quiet corners of urban Israel as the most prominent advocate for equality, and the Israeli-born generation is creating new musical styles that negotiate the terms of blackness outside of Africa. For the first time, this book examines in detail those new genres of Ethiopian-Israeli music, including Ethiopian-Israeli hip-hop, Ethio-soul performed across Europe, and eskesta dance projects at the center of national festivals. This book argues that in a climate where Ethiopian-Israelis fight for recognition of their contribution to society, musical style often takes the place of political speech, and musicians take on outsize roles as cultural critics. From their perch in Tel Aviv, Ethiopian-Israeli musicians use musical style to critique a social hierarchy that affects life for everyone in Israel/Palestine.

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Webster-Kogen provides a rich discussion of Ethiopian-Israeli musical life at the intersection of national and global social histories, skillfully mining musical sound to reveal ideologies of belonging.–Kay Kaufman Shelemay, G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music, Harvard University

Weaving together ethnographic and theoretical narratives, the author gives voice to her subjects and to their music creators and territories where sound and silence speak–often more loudly than words.–Amy Horowitz, author of Mediterranean Israeli Music and the Politics of the Aesthetic

Webster-Kogan provides a rich discussion of Ethiopian-Israeli musical life at the intersection of national and global social histories, skillfully mining musical sound to reveal ideologies of belonging.–Kay Kaufman Shelemay, G., Gordon Watts Professor of Music, Harvard University

Weaving together ethnographic and theoretical narratives, the author gives voice to her subjects and to their music creators and territories where sound and silence speak–often more loudly than words.–Amy Horowitz, author of Mediterranean Israeli Music and the Politics of the Aesthetic
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Details

ISBN-10: 0819578339
ISBN-13: 9780819578334
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 12/01/2018
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.80" H
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