History 241
African Popular Culture
Mount Holyoke College

Holly Hanson
hhanson@mtholyoke.edu 538-2094

April 19, 2004: Oliver Mtukudzi in Concert at Mount Holyoke College
8:00 pm Chapin Auditorium
Tickets for MHC faculty, staff and students are free
Banning Eyre "Popular Music and Political Struggle in Zimbabwe"
4:00 pm New York Room, Mary Lyon Hall
Oliver Mtukudzi Lyrics


Assignment Option Handout

Video Bibliography
Congo Paper Handout
Congo Timeline
Art of Tshibumba Kanda Matulu

This course uses popular music, dance, fiction, film, street art, bus slogans, newspapers and other sources to document African interpretations of the
decades since “flag independence” in 1960. We will let African musicians, writers, film-makers and artists direct our investigation of the big questions of the
class: Why is the gap between rich and poor in African societies increasing? What is happening to gender relations? What do African people think of their
political leaders and how do they imagine political situations might improve?

Visitors Welcome!
Class meets Mondays 7-9:30pm in Cleveland 2L

Holly Hanson * Office 314 Skinner * Office Hours 1-4pm Thursdays