Cooper, Carolyn J.
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Department of Literatures in English
Hip-Hopping across cultures: crossing over from reggae to rap and back
Shepherd, Verene A.; Richards, Glen L.
Questioning creole: Creolisation discourses in Caribbean culture
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Appears under the title 'Ragamuffin Sounds': Crossing Over From Reggae to Rap and Back in Caribbean Quarterly 44.1-2, (1998): 153-168.
Discusses the issue of creolization and the cultural ties that reconect Africans on the continent to those who have survived the dismemering middle passage. Demonstrates the ways in which Africans were able to rebuild material culture from the blueprint of knowledge carried in the collective memory and suggests that Reggae, rap and ragga are three of the products reconstructed in the African diaspora.....