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Book: Bikutsi

Chapter: Performing Beti "Village" Music: The Bikutsi of Les Vétérans

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.36065


Les Vétérans are the most important music group in the 1980s concerning the development of bikutsi on electric guitars. Chapter 6 discusses their performances and music, thereby presenting the highly relevant concept of animation (fr.) for popular dance music in Cameroon. Furthermore, this chapter introduces and discusses the role of the specific cultural intermediaries who enabled the music group’s success.

Chapter Contributors

  • Anja Brunner ( - abrunner) 'University of Bern'