Introduction: Putting Bikutsi in Context

Bikutsi - A Beti Dance Music on the Rise, 1970 – 1990 - Anja Brunner

Anja Brunner [+-]
University of Bern
Anja Brunner is Assistant for Cultural Anthropology of Music, Department of Musicology at the University of Bern.


The introduction discusses the context of bikutsi as a popular music genre. For this purpose, popular music is defined as processual and as local and cosmopolitan.Furthermore, the introduction outlines the social, political and historical and postcolonial conditions in Cameroon, and gives insight into the archival and ethnographic research the book is based on.

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Brunner, Anja. Introduction: Putting Bikutsi in Context. Bikutsi - A Beti Dance Music on the Rise, 1970 – 1990. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Sep 2021. ISBN 9781781797860. Date accessed: 15 Apr 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.36060. Sep 2021

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