Introduction: Putting Bikutsi in Context
Bikutsi - A Beti Dance Music on the Rise, 1970–1990 - Anja Brunner
Anja Brunner [+]
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Anja Brunner is an ethnomusicologist at the Music and Minorities Research Center at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.
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.