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TEN CITIES, Clubbing in Nairobi, Cairo, Kyiv, Johannesburg, Berlin, Naples, Luanda, Lagos, Bristol, Lisbon, 1960–March 2020

Author
edited by Johannes Hossfeld Etyang, Joyce Nyairo, Florian Sievers
Publisher / Label
Spector Books
Country
Germany
Language
English
Publication year
2021
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
560
ISBN
978-3944669793

Index

Preface p.9
Johannes Ebert

Editorial p.11
Johannes Hossfeld Etyang, Joyce Nyairo, Florian Sievers

In the Labs of the Century
Part 1: Music/Spaces p.17
Johannes Hossfeld Etyang


NAIROBI

MUSIC / SPACES 37
Ngoma Nites - From Rumba and Benga to NuNairobi
Joyce Nyairo and Bill Odidi, Mukami Kuria and Sellanga Ochieng’ (Blinky Bill)

Ngoma Nites–From Rumba and Benga to the digital revolution
Joyce Nyairo and Bill Odidi

SPACES / POLITICS 63
A Matter of Salvation - Politics of Music and Space in Nairobi
Peter Wafula Wekesa, Joyce Nyairo & Mukami Kuria

The 1960s: An Evolving City
Peter Wafula Wekesa

The 1970s– 1990s:
A Mobile City
Joyce Nyairo

The 2000s–2010s: A Multiple City
Mukami Kuria


CAIRO

MUSIC / SPACES 87
The Cacophony of Cairo
A Battle of Narratives
Maha ElNabawi 

SPACES / POLITICS 113
Clubbing in an Oppressive City
Musical and Social Spheres from Al-Haram Street to Tahrir Square
Ali Abdel Mohsen


KYIV

MUSIC / SPACES 145
It’s So Sad I Want to Dance
The Fractions of Kyiv’s Club Music
Vitalii Bard Bardetski

SPACES / POLITICS 167
Metallists and Neformaly
From Soviet Enculturation to Recent Night Economies
Kateryna Dysa


JOHANNESBURG

MUSIC / SPACES 193
Dangerous Combinations and Skeem Sam Foundations
The Most Beautiful Black City in Africa?
Rangoato Hlasane

SPACES / POLITICS 215
Imaginary Republics
Dancing after Dark in Johannesburg
Sean O’Toole


NAPLES

MUSIC / SPACES 241 
Under the Volcano
From Caruso to Neapolitan Power and Vesuwave to Techno
Danilo Capasso

SPACES / POLITICS 263
Neapolitan Nights
From Vesuvian Blues to Planetary Vibes 
Vincenzo Cavallo and Iain Chambers


BERLIN

MUSIC / SPACES 289
Dancing in the Niches
How the City’s Free Spaces Nurtured Avant-Garde Music
Florian Sievers

SPACES / POLITICS 311
Do it Yourself
Looking for Freedom in Constant Collapse
Tobias Rapp


LUANDA

MUSIC / POLITICS 337
Hums and Buzzes
From Semba to Kuduro
Marissa J. Moorman

SPACES / POLITICS
Movements on a Map of Sounds
Luanda’s Dual Urban Matrix
Ângela Mingas 359


LAGOS

MUSIC / SPACES 387
Throw to Me and I Throw Back to You
From Jùjú and Fuji to Afrobeat and 9ja Lamba
Mallam Mudi Yahaya

SPACES / POLITICS 409
Circadian Rhythms
The Many Layers of Lagos
Mallam Mudi Yahaya


BRISTOL

MUSIC / SPACES 437 
A Village Dancing to its Own Beat
Dub-rooted Values in a Tightly Knit Music Scene
Tony Benjamin P.

SPACES / POLITICS 459
Bristol Mixes
Underground, Identity, and the City 
Rehan Hyder and Michelle Henning


LISBON

MUSIC / SPACES 487
The Soundtrack of a City, the Pulse of a Country
From Yé-Yé to African Lisbon
Rui Miguel Abreu

SPACES / POLITICS 509
Time Capsule Lisbon
Revolution, Hangovers, Hedonism
Vítor Belanciano


POLITICS 537
In the Labs of the Century–Part 2: Spaces / Politics
Johannes Hossfeld Etyang


About the Authors 555
Thanks 558
Photography Credits 559
Colophon 560