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Many new festive, musical forms appeared in the second half of the twentieth century, such as Jamaican sound system, hip hop, disco, rap, house, and techno, a spectrum that is referred to as “dance culture.” All of these scenes emerged in urban neighborhoods. They are the result of a series of cultural transfers that include human displacement, re-appropriation, musical experimentation, and happy accidents, as well as the rise of social and political protest movements; all of these inspired communities, DJs and inventive producers. Each of them had its own, specific encounter with the phenomena of globalization in the 1970s and 1980s, which gave rise to other new music scenes in many different countries. Each of these would then develop in relation to its own sociopolitical aspirations and cultural identities.

  • dance culture
  • cultural transfer
  • globalization
  • sound systems
  • hip-hop
  • disco
  • house
  • techno
Alexandre Augrand
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