Publications

Articles, Chapters & Essays

De la musique «afro» et de la résonance du Benga / “Afro” Music and the Resonance of Benga,” in Benga Kenyan Kaleidoscope, edited by Alan Marzo, and Olivier Duport, 80–95. Bureau Sepän, 2019.

De Beukelaer, Christiaan, and Andrew J. Eisenberg. “Mobilising African Music: How Mobile Telecommunications and Technology Firms Are Transforming African Music Sectors.” Journal of African Cultural Studies. Published online 26 Nov. 2018. (2018): DOI: 10.1080/13696815.2018.1546569.

The Swahili Art of Indian Taarab: A Poetics of Vocality and Ethnicity on the Kenyan Coast.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 37, no. 2 (2017): 336–54.

Taarab,” in Shades of Benga: The Story of Popular Music in Kenya, edited by Ketebul Music, 287–307. Nairobi, Kenya: Ketebul Music, 2017.

Space,” in Keywords in Sound, edited by David Novak, and Matt Sakakeeny, 193–207. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

Perullo, Alex, and Andrew J. Eisenberg. “Musical Property Rights Regimes in Tanzania and Kenya After Trips,” in Sage Handbook of Intellectual Property, edited by Matthew David, and Deborah Halbert, 148–63. Sage, 2014.

Islam, Sound, and Space: Acoustemology and Muslim Citizenship on the Kenyan Coast,” in Music, Sound, and Space: Transformations of Public and Private Experience, edited by Georgina Born, 186–202. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Hip-Hop and Cultural Citizenship on Kenya’s ‘Swahili Coast’.” Africa 82, no. 4 (2012): 556–78.

Toward an Acoustemology of Muslim Citizenship in Kenya.” Anthropology News Dec. 51, no. 9 (2010): 6.

Blog Posts & Periodical Articles

The Mombasa Years of Andrew ‘Madebe’ Burchell, Part 2” (with Bill Odidi), Afropop Worldwide. Oct. 24, 2018.

The Mombasa Years of Andrew ‘Madebe’ Burchell, Part 1” (with Bill Odidi), Afropop Worldwide. Oct. 23, 2018.

The Kenyan Song You Need to Know,” Explore Parts Unknown. Sept. 26, 2018.

Zein l’Abdin Ahmed is the Coastal Lute Player Who Popularised Taarab,” Daily Nation (Kenya), Nov. 4, 2016.

A Tribute to Kenyan Taarab Legend Zein l’Abdin,” Music in Africa. July 26, 2016.

Annotated Bibliographies

Popular Music” (co-authored with Alex Perullo, Ryan Thomas Skinner, and Gavin Steingo), in Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies, edited by Spear Thomas, Oxford University Press, 2017. [Requires institutional access or purchase]

Traditional Music,” in Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies, ed. Thomas Spear. New York: Oxford University Press. 2015. [Requires institutional access or purchase]

Book & Audiovisual Reviews

African Musics in Context: Institutions, Culture, Identity/Ethnomusicology in East Africa: Perspectives From Uganda and Beyond.” Ethnomusicology Forum (2017): Published Online May 2017.

Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World, edited by Eric Charry.” African Studies Review 57, no. 3 (2014): 238–40.

Rumba Rules: The Politics of Dance Music in Mobutu’s Zaire by Bob W. White.” American Anthropologist 111, no. 4 (2009): 554-555.

Hip-Hop Colony” [film review]. African Music 8, no. 1 (2007): 134–41.

Badenya: Manden Jaliya in New York City” [Recording Review], World of Music 47, no. 1 (2005): 196-201.

Performing the Nation: Swahili Music and Cultural Politics by Kelly Askew.” Current Musicology. 75 (2003): 214-222.

Sound of Africa!: Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio by Louise Meintjes.” Journal of Anthropological Research 59, no. 3 (2003): 389-390.

Research Report

Digital Technology and the Music Recording Industry in Nairobi, Kenya,” Research Report, 2015.

Conference Paper

M-Commerce and the (Re)Making of the Music Industry in Kenya: Preliminary Notes and Findings,” Association for Social Anthropology, New Delhi. April 5, 2012.