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Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Veit Erlmann

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

How do Western images of Africa and African representations of the West mirror one another? This book examines the complex issues involved in the making of modern identities in Africa, Europe, and ... More


James Monroe Trotter and His Forebears

Lawrence Schenbeck

in Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032295
eISBN:
9781617032301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032295.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the rise of the Negro spirituals and the career and the racial-uplift coding of James Monroe Trotter’s book Music and Some Highly Musical People (1878). White Americans first ... More


The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States

Samuel A. Floyd

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195109757
eISBN:
9780199853243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109757.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers a new way of listening to the music of black America, and of appreciating its profound contribution to all American music. Striving to break down the barriers that remain between ... More


Activism and Fund-Raising from Birmingham to Black Power

INGRID MONSON

in Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Black music, like Black Power, took on multivalent meanings as artists and audiences claimed the symbolic power of jazz for their particular purposes. Within the jazz world, the debate over ... More


Musicians

Charles B. Hersch

in Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The spread of African-based “ratty” music beyond seedy nightclubs represented a kind of racial mixing, in effect bringing black culture to Creoles and whites. The music's popularity catapulted it ... More


Introduction

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195109757
eISBN:
9780199853243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109757.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this book, the author offers a method to the study of black music consistent with the music itself. The book follows the implications of “Ring Shout!,” significantly adding depth to the presented ... More


Rhythm is Something that is Born in the Negro: The Clef Club Orchestra and the Consolidation of Negro Music

David Gilbert

in The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622699
eISBN:
9781469622712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622699.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Europe's role in producing and selling his music ensembles, the role of the labor union, and developments in rhythmic black music more generally in New York City between 1910 ... More


Introduction

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The tradition of African American hymn singing known as “Dr. Watts” derives from the collection of hymn texts written in the eighteenth century by the Dissenting English theologian Isaac Watts and ... More


“Go Preach My Gospel, Saith the Lord”: Words as Movers and Shakers in African American Music

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Musicologists have acknowledged the importance of speech rhythms to black music from the blues forward, but the focus of the analysis has not explained their primacy. The obscurity of the ... More


Nathaniel Dett and Romantic Nationalism

Lawrence Schenbeck

in Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032295
eISBN:
9781617032301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032295.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Nathaniel Dett’s contribution in the advancement of black American music. It explains that Dett was one of the few learned African American composers who championed the cause ... More


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