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- DescriptionResponding to growing international interest in Yoruba culture, practitioners of bata performance - a centuries-old drumming, dancing, and singing tradition from southwestern Nigeria - have presented themselves to the world as an emblem of traditional Nigeria. Locally, however, the market for bata has been declining as it plays less of a ritual role and opportunities for performance have dwindled. Debra L. Klein's lively ethgraphy explores this disjunction, in the process revealing the world of the bata artists and the global culture market that helps to sustain their art. Yoruba Bata Goes Global describes the dramatic changes and reinventions of traditional bata performance in recent years, showing how they are continually recreated, performed, and sold. Klein delves into the lives of Yoruba musicians, focusing on their strategic collaborations with artists, culture brokers, researchers, and entrepreneurs worldwide, and she explores how reinvigorated performing ensembles are beginning to parlay success on the world stage into increased power and status within Nigeria. Klein's study of the interwoven roles of invation and tradition will interest scholars of anthropology; African, global, and cultural studies; and ethmusicology alike.
- Author BiographyDebra L. Klein is professor of anthropology at Gavilan College in California.
- Author(s)Debra L. Klein
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication20/11/2007
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note23 halftones, 3 maps
- Weight388 g
- Width154 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine17 mm
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