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DEMOGRAPHICS AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS
GLOBALIZATION AND NEOLIBERAL REFORM
WHY AFRO-COLOMBIAN HIP-HOP AND RAP?
NOTES
AFRO-COLOMBIAN HIP-HOP GROUPS
PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
“HIP-HOP REAL”
THE ARMED CONFLICT
THE ILLICIT DRUG TRADE
DISPLACEMENT
THE URBAN EXPERIENCE
VIOLENCE
CONCLUSIONS: THE PERIPHERY OF THE PERIPHERY
MASS-MEDIATED TRANSNATIONAL CULTURAL CONTACT
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA
CONCLUSIONS: “PASADO, PRESENTE, FUTURO”
FIVE The “Afro-Colombianization” of Hip-Hop
AFRO-COLOMBIAN HIP-HOP: FROM ADOPTION TO ADAPTATION
“HIP-HOP REAL” AND ETHNIC-RACIAL TENSION
CONCLUSIONS: AN AFRO-COLOMBIAN READING
MESTIZAJE AND MUSIC NATIONALISM
MULTICULTURALISM AND MUSIC DIVERSIFICATION
ETHNIC PRIDE AS AN EXPRESSION OF COLOMBIAN NATIONHOOD
CONCLUSIONS: COLOMBIA’S HIP-HOP NATION
THE NEXT CHAPTER
Selected Discography
Bibliography
Index
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Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music, and Ethnic Identities

Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music, and Ethnic Identities

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Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music, and Ethnic Identities, by Christopher Dennis, explores the impact that globalization and the transnational spread of U.S. popular culture—specifically hip-hop and rap—are having on the social identities of younger generations of black Colombians. Along with addressing why and how hip-hop has migrated so effectively to Colombia’s black communities, Dennis introduces readers to some of the country’s most renowned Afro-Colombian hip-hop artists, their musical innovations, and production and distribution practices. Above all, Dennis demonstrates how, through a mode of transculturation, today’s young artists are transforming U.S. hip-hop into a more autonomous art form used for articulating oppositional social and political critiques, reworking ethnic identities, and actively contributing to the reimagining of the Colombian nation.
Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop uncovers ways in which young Afro-Colombian performers are attempting to use hip-hop and digital media to bring the perspectives, histories, and expressive forms of their marginalized communities into national and international public consciousness.
Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music, and Ethnic Identities, by Christopher Dennis, explores the impact that globalization and the transnational spread of U.S. popular culture—specifically hip-hop and rap—are having on the social identities of younger generations of black Colombians. Along with addressing why and how hip-hop has migrated so effectively to Colombia’s black communities, Dennis introduces readers to some of the country’s most renowned Afro-Colombian hip-hop artists, their musical innovations, and production and distribution practices. Above all, Dennis demonstrates how, through a mode of transculturation, today’s young artists are transforming U.S. hip-hop into a more autonomous art form used for articulating oppositional social and political critiques, reworking ethnic identities, and actively contributing to the reimagining of the Colombian nation.
Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop uncovers ways in which young Afro-Colombian performers are attempting to use hip-hop and digital media to bring the perspectives, histories, and expressive forms of their marginalized communities into national and international public consciousness.

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