Talk – Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931-2002

Talk – Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931-2002

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Info

Title

Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931-2002

Speakers

Marissa Moorman

Participants

Open to all publics

Location:

Zoom

Dates

June 29th – 6 pm

Information

hangarcia.production@gmail.com

Language

This talk will be held in English

About

In this talk, Marissa J. Moorman will discuss her new book Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931-2002 (Ohio, 2019). With a film clip, a song, and part of a recorded radio transmission she will focus on “the sound of socialism,” or the transformation of radio in Angola in the first years of independence.

Marissa Moorman is an Associate Professor of African History and of Cinema and Media Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. She is the author of Intonations: a Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, 1945-Recent Times (Ohio University Press, 2008) and Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931-2002 (Ohio University Press, 2019)Moorman has published on music, fashion, film, radio, and urban space. She is on the editorial board of Africa is a Country, the blog that is not about Bono, famine or Obama, where she is also a regular contributor. Moorman is also an editor of The Journal of African History and on the editorial collective of The Radical History Review.