Mills Music Library is pleased to announce the arrival of Audible Empire: Music, Global Politics, Critique, a new book co-edited by University of Wisconsin-Madison professors Ronald Radano and Tejumola Olaniyan, published by Duke University Press. The fifteen interdisciplinary essays include contributions from Radano and Olaniyan. Come check it out!
Radano, Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology and Professor of African Languages and Literature, is the author of two books–New Musical Figurations: Anthony Braxton’s Cultural Critique (1993), and Lying up a Nation: Race and Black Music (2003)–and the co-editor (with Philip V. Bohlman) of Music and the Racial Imagination (2000), all published by University of Chicago Press. He is presently Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities (2013-2017), where he is working on a project titled “The Secret Animation of Black Music.”
Olaniyan, Louise Durham Mead Professor of English and Professor of African Languages and Literature, is the author of two books–Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American and Caribbean Drama (Oxford University Press, 1995), and Arrest the Music!: Fela and His Rebel Art and Politics (Indiana University Press, 2004)–and the co-editor of several books, including The African Diaspora and the Disciplines (Indiana University Press, 2010), with James H. Sweet.