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Author Webster-Kogen, Ilana, author.

Title Citizen Azmari : making Ethiopian music in Tel Aviv / Ilana Webster-Kogen.

Publication Info. Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.6292 WEB    Available
Description xi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series Music/culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical and discographical references (page [209]-228) and index.
Contents Introduction : symbolic codes of citizenship -- Afrodiasporic myths : Ester Rada and the Atlantic connection -- Ethiopianist myths of dissonance and nostalgia -- Zionist myths and the mainstreaming of Ethiopian-Israeli music -- Embodying blackness through eskesta citizenship -- "What about my money" : themes of labor and citizenship in Ethiopian-Israeli hip-hop -- Levinski Street, Tel Aviv's horn mediascape -- Conclusion.
Summary 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. -- Page [4] of cover.
Subject Music -- Social aspects -- Israel -- Tel Aviv.
Ethiopians -- Israel -- Tel Aviv -- Music -- History and criticism.
Jews, Ethiopian -- Israel -- Tel Aviv -- Music -- History and criticism.
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