African Diaspora

African Diaspora : A Musical Perspective

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The African Diaspora presents musical case studies from various regions of the African diaspora, including Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and Europe, that engage with broader interdisciplinary discussions about race, gender, politics, nationalism, and music. Featured here are jazz, wassoulou music, and popular and traditional musics of the Caribbean and Africa, framed with attention to the reciprocal relationships of the local and the more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 698g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138966274
  • 9781138966277

About Ingrid Monson

Ingrid Monson is Associate Professor of Music at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Saying Something: Jazz Improvisation and Interaction and numerous articles that have appeared in scholarly journals. She lives in St. Louis, more

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""The African Diaspora: A musical Perspective explores the relationship of music to the emergence of African Diaspora sensibilities in the late twentieth century in a nuanced and refreshing way, and will reward repeated readings. The volume will provide valuable insights to scholars who teach or conduct research in African/African Diaspora studies, anthropology, cultural criticism, or musicology."-Frank Gunderson, Florida State University, "Notes, September 2004show more

Table of contents

Introduction--Ingrid Monson; Jazz Performance as Ritual: The Blues Aesthetic and the African Diaspora--Travis A. Jackson; Communities of Style: Musical Figures of Black Diasporic Identity--Veit Erlmann; Jazz on the Global Stage--Jerome Harris; Women, Music, and the "Mystique" of Hunters in Mali--Lucy Dur n; Mayama: Renewal and Tradition in Manninka Music of Kankan, Guinea (1935-1945)--Lansin Kaba and Eric Charry; Concepts of Neo-African Music as Manifested in the Yoruba Folk Opera--Akin Euba; They Just Need Money: Goods and Gods, Power and Truth in a West African Village--Steven Cornelius; Militarism in Haitian Music--Gage Averill and Yuen-Ming David Yih; Musical Revivals and Social Movements in Contemporary Martinique: Ideology, Identity, Ambivalence--Julian Gerstin; Art Blakey's African Diaspora--Ingrid more