Juju: A Social History and Ethnography of an African Popular Music
by Christopher Alan Waterman
University of Chicago Press, 1990
Cloth: 978-0-226-87464-7 | Paper: 978-0-226-87465-4
Library of Congress Classification ML3503.N6W4 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 781.63096692

Now known internationally through the recordings of King Sunny Ade and others, juju music originated more than fifty years ago among the Yoruba of Nigeria. This history and ethnography of juju is the first detailed account of the evolution and social significance of a West African popular music. Enhanced with maps, color photographs of musicians and dance parties, musical transcriptions, interviews with musicians, and a glossary of Yoruba terms, Juju is an invaluable contribution to scholarship and a boon to fans who want to discover the roots of this vibrant music.

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