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In Hip Hop Time

Music, Reminiscence, and Social Change in City Senegal

Catherine M. Appert

Evaluations and Awards

“Appert’s In Hip Hop Time is a riveting and deeply revelatory exploration of Hip Hop in Senegal, bristling with theoretical insights on Hip Hop, music, and globalization. Appert grapples with Hip Hop mythologies and methodologies, whereas efficiently navigating the tensions between ethnography and musical evaluation in refreshingly trustworthy and rigorous methods that may profit students throughout fields; this e-book is an excellent addition to the Hip Hop Research canon!” –H. Samy Alim, UCLA, David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair within the Social Sciences

“On this fine-grained musical ethnography, Catherine Appert samples, quotes and replays insights from Senegalese rappers to assemble a fantastically layered evaluation about collective reminiscence, diaspora and locality, that additionally contests the triumphal fable of rap’s political company by figuring out its limits. Extremely really helpful!” –Kelly Askew, Professor of Anthropology and Afroamerican & African Research, College of Michigan

“Appert drops the beat on present ethnomusicology. Rigorously researched, and written in a prose that flows, In Hip Hop Time explores Rap Galsen’s dialogic creativeness, re-mixing storytelling and evaluation to interrogate the myths that make ethnography and its topics.” –Ryan Skinner, Affiliate Professor, Music and African American and African Research, Ohio State College

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