This essay argues for the concept of a utopian impulse, a liberating power possible in music and dance. With a focus on African music, the essay argues against conventional Eurocentric world-music commodification and points instead to new music movements from Congo and from Angola that, engaging new forms of technology, do not require the practices of European curatorship.
Jayna Brown; Buzz and Rumble: Global Pop Music and Utopian Impulse. Social Text 1 March 2010; 28 (1 (102)): 125–146. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-2009-063
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