Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture

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Price
$16.95
Publisher
Vintage
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Pages
432
Dimensions
5.1 X 1.0 X 8.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307279972
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About the Author

Hisham D. Aidi is a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Institute of African Affairs at Columbia University. He was a Carnegie Scholar and Global Fellow at The Open Society Foundation and is coeditor, with Manning Marable, of Black Routes to Islam.

Reviews

"Fascinating. . . Highly original. . . . Breathtaking." --The New York Times

"A marvel. . . . Hisham Aidi is a brilliant expositor of this powerful planetary cultural phenomenon." --David Levering Lewis, author of God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215

"Impressive. . . . With the confidence of a charismatic professor, Aidi's discussion wanders through Detroit, Brazil, and 'Jim Crow' Arabia." --The New York Times Book Review

"Mohammed meets Malcolm; Gnawa meets Guantanamo; Bandung meets B-boys; banlieues meet Bahia: this is the vibrant, noisy, embattled world Hisham Aidi brings to light. . . . In what can genuinely be described as a tour de force for its global scope, historical sweep, cultural virtuosity, and political sophistication, Rebel Music examines this soundtrack in a global context, from slavery to the latest war on terror." --Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

"Rebel Music may be the most bafflingly significant book I've read in years. It is a marvel. . . . Hisham Aidi is a brilliant expositor of this powerful planetary cultural phenomenon." --David Levering Lewis, author of God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215

"A brilliant, utterly unique, effortlessly transnational and wonderfully written account of hip hop and new Muslim youth culture." --WashingtonPost.com

"Rebel Music offers an extraordinarily rich and variegated [musical] map . . . From Paris to Rio, from Philadelphia and Brooklyn to Morocco and southern Spain, Aidi is the peripatetic chronicler of the intricate intersecting musical and political worlds whose shared issues have never before been so cogently crystallized." --American Literary History

"Excellent." --Counterpunch

"Rebel Music has no antecedent or peer in musical historiography . . . [Aidi] acts as historian, musicologist, journalist and theologian, no easy juggling act . . . It is a virtuoso performance of historical knowledge and cultural observations, as Aidi jams on personalities and communities."
--Journal of the American Academy of Religion

"Phenomenal." --PopMatters

"In this bracing, fascinating, and utterly timely exploration of music, race, and cultural identity, Aidi examines young European and American Muslims and their search for what he calls 'a nonracist utopia'. . . . This book will be especially appealing to young people who want to better understand the Muslim perspective on war, prejudice, and national identity." --Booklist (starred)

"A multilayered and intriguing story of the mobilization of Muslim youth through music rather than militancy. . . . Moving from jazz to the late Algerian pop star Salim Halali, Aidi's wide-ranging, dense work persuades by its passionate accretion of detail." --Kirkus Reviews