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The British Library 8,000 Afropop şarkısını dijitalleştirip yayına sunmuş… (İng) Stream 8,000 Vintage Afropop Recordings Digitized & Made Available by The British Library

Stability or cultural vitality: many nations seem as if they can only have one or the other. The Republic of Guinea, for instance, has endured quite a turbulent history, yet its musicians have also enjoyed roles as “pioneers in the creation of African popular music styles and as the voice of a new Africa.” That’s the view of the University of Melbourne’s Graeme Counsel , who over the past decade has made a series of trips to the Guinean capital of Conakry on a mission to preserve the great variety of music, part of the tradition now broadly labeled “Afropop,” recorded during the decades of state-sponsored cultural abundance after the country gained independence from France in 1958. “Under the leadership of music lover President Ahmed Sékou Touré,” writes Hyperallergic’s Allison Meier , “the government was soon sending out guitars, saxophones, and brass instruments to 35 state-funded prefecture orchestras as part of a new authenticité policy.

Kaynak: Stream 8,000 Vintage Afropop Recordings Digitized & Made Available by The British Library

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