Webinar Topic: Sounds from the Other Side: African Popular Music in the Age of Technoculture
In this webinar, Oladipupo Oyeleye rethinks African popular music, using Afropolitanism as a framework for reading the Post-2000 soundscape to map its significance as a connecting node for reading global Africa.
Oladipupo Oyeleye is a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds Masters degrees in English and Afro-American Studies from the University of Ibadan and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Oladipupo’s research interests are in Contemporary Anglophone Literatures, Post-2000 African popular music, Visual Culture, and African Digital Rhetoric. His dissertation focuses on Afropolitanism as a theory of reading Global Africa. He studies the influence of the African novel and popular music on the global exchange of culture and capital. Oladipupo has contributed to blogs, academic journals, and book chapters in edited volumes.
ORGANIZER: African Centre for the study of the United States at the University of the Witwatersrand