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By Ronald Radano,Tejumola Olaniyan

Audible Empire rethinks the tactics and mechanisms of empire and indicates how musical perform has been the most important to its unfold around the world. song is a way of comprehending empire as an audible formation, and the participants spotlight the way it has been circulated, fed on, and understood via imperial logics. those fifteen interdisciplinary essays hide huge swaths of style, time, politics, and geography, and comprise subject matters corresponding to the affective dating among jazz and cigarettes in interwar China; the sonic panorama of the united states– Mexico border; the reviews of post-9/11 U.S. empire through desi rappers; and the function of tonality within the colonization of Africa. even if concentrating on Argentine tango, theorizing anticolonialist sound, or interpreting the song of postapartheid South Africa, the members convey how the audible has been a significant part within the construction of imperialist notions of cause, modernity, and tradition. In doing so, they permit us to listen to how empire is either made and challenged.

members: Kofi Agawu, Philip V. Bohlman. Michael Denning, Brent Hayes Edwards, Nan Enstad, Andrew Jones, Josh Kun, Morgan Luker, Jairo Moreno, Tejumola Olaniyan, Marc Perry, Ronald Radano, Nitasha Sharma, Micol Seigel, Gavin Steingo, Penny Von Eschen, Amanda Weidman.

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