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The sound of metal: amateur brass bands in southern Benin

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This thesis contributes an empirically informed understanding of postcolonial experience and musical expression in West Africa through an ethnographic study of amateur brass bands (fanfares) in the Republic of Benin. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Western hegemonic cultural tradition of the brass band was exported across the globe through imperialist institutions such as the military and the church. Music in colonial Dahomey was an integral part of the French civil...

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HUMS
Department:
Music Faculty
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Hoh, L
Grant:
9049
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2018-08-10

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