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The Legacy of the Posses Beyond Genres and Across Generations: Randagiu Sardu, Mama Marjas, Claudia Aru

  • Susanna Scarparo
  • Mathias Sutherland Stevenson
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Part of the Pop Music, Culture and Identity book series (PMCI)

Abstract

This chapter discusses the legacy of the posses and the influence of pioneering Apulian and Sardinian groups, such as Different Stylee, Sud Sound System, and Sa Razza, on independent Sardinian artists Randagiu Sardu and Claudia Aru, as well as on the Apulian Mama Marjas, known as the “Queen of Italian Reggae.” The chapter argues that such a legacy is mostly evident in the younger artists’ view of music as message, and thus of themselves as self-produced and independent musicians, not interested in using music to achieve fame but committed to raising consciousness to affect change.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanna Scarparo
    • 1
  • Mathias Sutherland Stevenson
    • 2
  1. 1.The Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of ArtsMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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