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Introduction

Adam Gussow

in Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter argues that the connection between the devil and the blues is much more extensive than prevailing popular mythologies, which tend to focus narrowly on the phrase "the devil's music" and ... More


<i>Bociọ</i>, <i>Nkisi</i>, Legba, Ogun, and Ghede across the Water

Toni Pressley-Sanon

in Istwa Across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813054407
eISBN:
9780813053141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054407.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

“Bociọ, Nkisi, Legba, Ogun, and Ghede across the Water” argues that vestiges of the Dahomean power object, bociọ, that comes through in the recycled artwork by artists who are members of an art ... More


Burials

in Remains of Ritual: Northern Gods in a Southern Land

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226265049
eISBN:
9780226265063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226265063.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Afa is not only the name of the god, but also that ancient divination system found throughout the Guinea Coast. It is all about possibility and paths, and thus the crossroads. Wherever you find the ... More


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