Popular Dance Music and the Media

John Collins

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780748635221
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653010 | DOI:
Popular Dance Music and the Media

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This chapter discusses popular dance music and media in Ghana. It covers the impact of records and sheet music on Ghanaian dance orchestras; the first imported films; World War Two and Ghana's media infrastructure; the influx of western and African American pop music and films; the demise of Ghana's music industry (late 1970s to mid-1980s); new forms of techno-pop; local video; miniature and digital recording studios; and the deregulation of the airwaves.

Keywords: Ghana; music; media; pop music; techno-pop; radio stations

Chapter.  3713 words. 

Subjects: African Studies

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