CALL FOR PAPERS
Afro-Beat Journal (afro-beatjournal.org) is an new online journal, based out of NYU, devoted to the study of Global African artistic and cultural forms. It is an interactive, multimedia journal that will feature works on and the work of musicians, visual artists, painters, poets, and writers.
We invite scholars and practitioners to submit papers for the first issue of Afro-Beat Journal on the theme, “What is Afro-Beat?”… Although we take inspiration from the creative genius of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, our initial query is to open the dialogue between the various musical genres and their performative aspects. We welcome contributions that focus on the mediation of these musics from Afro-pop worldwide to Hip Hop, as disseminated through various media such as radio, TV, cable or other forms of performance including live concerts, festivals, and theatre. We also welcome contributions from musicians, visual artists, writers, and poets that will enhance and expand our initial thematic focus, as well as relevant media content files on their works or in the form of interviews or discussion forums.
All submissions must follow MLA guidelines and are due June 15th, 2009.
Please send all submissions and inquiries to the editors at:
Publishers may send books for review to Book Review Editor at:
In the Spirit of Open-Access Anthropology