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Afrobits: An Interactive Installation of African Music and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

EasyChair Preprint no. 3128

6 pagesDate: April 7, 2020


This paper introduces Afrobits, an interactive installation about African music and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Its main aim is to bring to light invisible stories hidden behind geographic epistemologies. The installation highlights the contribution that African cultures had on the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the world, such as popular music. Although it covers diverse countries, we focused on the Americas, placing emphasis on Latin-America as the biopolitical space that enabled the integration of native cultures with African peoples.  As this project involved web scientists, graphic designers, historians, digital humanists and artists, we also discuss the benefits of interdisciplinary research; contributions from University researchers for the development of storytelling projects for the Cultural Heritage sector; and the implementation of complex technologies and research methods.

Keyphrases: Black History, installation, interaction design, interdisciplinary, music, slave trade, sound

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  author = {Javier Pereda and Patricia Murrieta-Flores and Nicholas Radburn and Lois South and Christian Monaghan},
  title = {Afrobits: An Interactive Installation of African Music and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3128},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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