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

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

Bikutsi in the 1980s: Political Change, Diversification, the Use of Television, and Les Têtes Brulées

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.

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This chapter discusses how bikutsi became established within the musical, political and social landscape of Cameroon in the 1980s, when more and more singers take up Beti music in different ways. With a Beti becoming president, musicians also gained more media coverage and political support. The chapter focuses on the music of Ebogo Emerent and his moral version of bikutsi, and on the group Les Têtes Brulées with their remarkable performance strategy.

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Brunner, Anja. Bikutsi in the 1980s: Political Change, Diversification, the Use of Television, and Les Têtes Brulées. Bikutsi - A Beti Dance Music on the Rise, 1970–1990. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 140-166 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781781797860. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=36066. Date accessed: 20 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.36066. Nov 2021

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