Guerre froide, jeux politiques et circulations musicales entre Cuba et l'Afrique de l'Ouest: Las Maravillas de Mali à Cuba et la Orquesta Aragón en Afrique

Translated title of the contribution: The music and politics flowing between Cuba and West Africa, 1960-1970

Elina Djebbari*

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Abstract

This article, based on archival research in Mali and Cuba, analyses the political and musical issues involved in a game of back-and-forth that was prompted by Malian and Cuban musicians’ international travel. The author measures these stakes in the Cold War context, using the yardstick of post-independence cultural exchanges between African countries and Cuba. She studies the presence of Las Maravillas de Mali in Cuba and Orquestra Aragón in West Africa to update our understanding of the many levels of music flowing through the “Black Atlantic”. In doing so, she exposes the role special, post-colonial political dynamics have played in the history of globalized transatlantic music.
Translated title of the contributionThe music and politics flowing between Cuba and West Africa, 1960-1970
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)21-36
Number of pages16
JournalAfrique contemporaine
Volume254
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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