In this volume, Tayin Falola and Tyler Fleming compile a vibrant selection of essays about the role of popular music in African societies. In light of concerns that too much African music scholarship has either a narrow anthropological purpose or a purely mechanistic fascination with the music itself, the editors state their intentions to ‘wrestle’ music scholarship from the grip of ethnographers and musical technicians.

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Wilcock, C.A. (2018, January). Toyin Falola and Tyler Fleming (eds), Music, Performance and African Identities. Journal of Consumer Culture. doi:10.1177/1469540515574428