Praise

I urge you to read this wonderful book, whose contributions include…an ethnographically informed, hermeneutic approach to hybridization; and a welcome new framing of the concept of appropriation…
Byron Dueck, Professor, The Open University

I urge you to read this wonderful book, whose contributions include...an ethnographically informed, hermeneutic approach to hybridization; and a welcome new framing of the concept of appropriation…

This insightful and rich study traces the genealogy of taarab, not simply as a transoceanic musical genre, but as a meaningful and integral dimension of Swahili identity and space, of uswahili itself.

This book provides a serious examination of Swahili hip-hop, and an important demonstration of how a study of music builds on and informs notions of identity. Eisenberg's insights are original and valuable.

A work of deep and sustained research, formidable both in its theoretical sophistication and historical depth, Sounds of Other Shores is a fabulously rich investigation of cosmopolitan acoustemology.

Eisenberg provides potent music histories that lie at the heart of a genre, invigorating the debates about Waswahili belonging and citizenship beginning before European colonization and proceeding to Kenya's post-colonial eras.