Steppin' on the Blues

Steppin' on the Blues : The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance

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This award-winning cultural history of black dance explores the meaning of dance in African-American life and the connections among music, song, and dance in African-American culture.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 159 x 241 x 25.4mm | 658g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252022114
  • 9780252022111

Table of contents

"Gimme de kneebone bent" : music and dance in Africa -- "Keep to the rhythm a you'll keep to life" : the style of African American vernacular dance -- Overture to vocal choreography : vernacular dance on "stage" (slavery 1950) "Let the punishment fit the crime" : the vocal choreography of Cholly Atkins The history of bands : from African rituals to New Orleans : second lines: t FAMU marching 100 : historical overview--colonial America to World War I -- FAMU marching 100 : from ballpark bleachers to national TV -- African Americ secret societies : remebering the past and facing the future fraternities an sororities : "a way of remembering" -- Stepping : regeneration through dance African American fraternities and sororities : regeneration through dance.show more

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