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“Music Can Take Us There”: Cultural Insights from an Ethnomusicologist

A visit with Stephanie Shonekan, Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, Black Studies

By Spencer Melgren
Published: - Topics: music culture identity black studies Africa

Nigerian vs. American Hip Hop

Topics: research music

Dr. Shonekan’s current research examines how African youth have made musical hybrids by incorporating elements of American hip hop. Dr. Shonekan examines how this process influences the identities of young Africans, and discusses a concerning trend towards emulation.