Afrobeat and Social Change in Nigeria: a record from the 70s and 80s

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Afrobeat and Social Change in Nigeria: a record from the 70s and 80s

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: Afrobeat and Social Change in Nigeria: a record from the 70s and 80s
Author: Bijleveld, Willem
Issue Date: 2017-07-01
Keywords: Social Change
Afrobeat
nigeria
Abstract: This study analyzes Afrobeat from the 1970s and 1980s and its influence on social change in Nigeria. Literature, songs, interviews and documentaries indicate that Afrobeat was a social movement that created a strong collective identity within its audience. The Afrobeat movement utilized free in order to pave the way to social change. Free Space is divided into physical free space such as venues for ritual and performance and non-physical free space including Yabis, song recordings and technology. New cultural institutions have emerged due to the development of the Afrobeat movement, whereas fundamental changes within political institutions occurred alongside and mainly after the Afrobeat movement.
Supervisor: Inge, Ligtvoet
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Studies (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Sub-Saharan Africa
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/48886
 

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