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

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

The Sound of Yaoundé in the 1970s

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.

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Chapter 2 gives an historical overview of guitar-based music in Yaoundé in the 1970s. As everywhere in Africa, Latin-America derived dances were popular, in Cameroon, this especially included rumba, soukous, and merengue. The chapter presents important musicians and bands and exemplary musical analyses, and discusses the role of radio dissemination, of music education in schools, of class differences, and of political pressure and support for music within the young postcolonial state.

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Brunner, Anja. The Sound of Yaoundé in the 1970s. Bikutsi - A Beti Dance Music on the Rise, 1970–1990. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 19-42 Oct 2021. ISBN 9781781797860. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=36061. Date accessed: 19 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.36061. Oct 2021

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