INDEX
Abdallah, Mohammed Ben, 56, 57
Abrewa Nana, 112, 165– 167
“Abuskeleke” (Song Sidney), 170– 175,
178, 195
Accra, 1– 2, 25, 30– 35, 55, 177; American
artists in, 35– 37, 40– 43, 237, 270– 273,
281; and cosmopolitanism, 44– 47, 57,
103; and culture of circulation, 6– 11,
67– 70, 108, 151– 152, 156– 161, 171, 201,
203; and everyday life, 147, 156– 157,
219; language- use, 8, 60– 63, 73,
106– 107, 117, 170, 176; markets in,
53– 54, 57, 69, 156, 170– 173; nightlife,
39, 56– 60, 81,101– 103, 190, 274;
nostalgia, 192, 254– 255; poverty,
67– 68, 73, 115, 147, 179, 194; and
privatization, 6; and transportation,
31, 170, 234; and violence, 167, 186– 187
Accra Academy, 61– 62
Acheampong, Col o nel, 54
Achebe, Chinua, 130– 131
Achimota College, 6, 31, 60, 123, 130
Adisadel College, 202, 208
“Adjuma” (Song M3nsa), 217, 219– 223
“Adoley” (Song vip), 115
Advertising, 3, 6, 82, 88, 87– 90, 158,
273– 275; of artists, 23, 147, 199, 234,
247
Aesthetics, 8, 15, 18, 26, 30, 117, 160,
267; black, 33, 42, 44– 45, 47; bodily,
21, 169, 184, 247; foreign, 25;
entrepreneurial, 24, 267; musical, 5,
24, 134, 269; pop u lar, 12, 14
Affi liation, 14, 26, 162, 186, 192– 194,
270, 281; community, 12, 20, 157, 161,
231; cultural, 30, 230, 232– 234;
diasporic affi liations, 63, 89, 245,
264; personal, 201
Africa: aesthetics and sound, 30– 34, 47,
62, 85– 86, 123, 128, 184, 194, 215, 218;
as commercial and media market, 53,
145, 147– 148, 171, 270– 273; elites, 138;
heritage, 83; and intellectuals,
130– 131, 195, 287 n. 7; morality, 164,
174– 179, 185– 186; nations, 271; purity,
14, 70; repre sen ta tions of, 57, 73– 74,
157– 158; urban life in, 43– 47, 61, 73,
147, 160. See also Gender; Global and
globalization; Pan-Africanism; Race
African American, 75, 128, 171, 194, 218,
231, 242– 265; En glish, 62, 85, 86, 91;
music, 14– 18, 34, 88; and spatio-
temporality, 41– 49, 64– 68, 230– 231;
style, 28, 37, 42– 44, 60; youth, 17. See
also America, American; Diaspora;
Blackness; Copying; Hip- hop; Race
African Brothers, 32– 33, 37– 41
Afrika Bambaataa and the Universal
Zulu Nation, 15
Afrobeat, 34, 41, 47
Afro- Caribbean, 31, 64, 66
Afro- Cosmopolitanism. See
Cosmopolitanism
Afro- modernity. See Modernity
Afrorock, 34, 202
Agency, 14, 44, 50, 66, 103, 114, 233,
261; female, 164, 166– 170, 174, 178,
180, 184; masculine, 15, 26, 165;
po liti cal, 137; and speech, 101, 107,
109; youth, 95, 101, 107
“Agoo” (Song Reggie Rockstone), 92
“Ahomka Wo Mu” (Song vip), 254
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