Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans
- Paperback | 200 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
- 11 Aug 2009
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
- 25 b&w illus.
Students of 'popular religion' will find in Turner's work a fascinating study of a religious tradition flourishing almost entirely outside of institutional boundaries, while those with an interest in the history of jazz or the city of New Orleans will find gems of insight valuable to students of both. -- Andrew Smith * Vanderbilt University * If you are interested in New Orleans jazz, Voodoo, Haiti, and what underlies these important topics, this is definitely the book to have on hand for frequent reference. The author has done a splendid job, and the reader will find this book a helpful treasure of reading material.July 9, 2010 * jazzreview.com * [A]n outstanding study of jazz religion and the second line in New Orleans, the 'most African city' in the US. This study is both personal and academic ... Highly recomended.March 2010 * Choice * Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans is a provocative examination of the role of religion and music in modern American culture with a particular focus on the way that history hasw forced change in complex communities. * Southern Quarterly *
About Richard Brent Turner
Richard Brent Turner is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa and author of Islam in the African-American Experience (IUP, 2003).
Table of contents
PrefaceIntroduction: Follow the Second Line1. The HaitiNew Orleans Vodou Connection: Zora Neale Hurston as Initiate Observer2. Mardi Gras Indians and Second Lines, Sequin Artists and Rara Bands: Street Festivals and Performances in New Orleans and HaitiInterlude: The Healing Arts of African Diasporic Religion3. In Rhythm with the Spirit: New Orleans Jazz Funerals and the African DiasporaEpilogue. A Jazz Funeral for "A City That Care Forgot": The New Orleans Diaspora after Hurricane KatrinaNotesBibliographyIndex