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The Benediction: Ashe Ashe Ashe O

Andrea C. Abrams

in God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter summarizes the study's key findings and presents some final thoughts. The Afrocentrism practiced at the First Afrikan Presbyterian Church employs essentialist constructions of ... More


Introduction

Beatriz Góis Dantas

in Nagô Grandma and White Papa: Candomble and the Creation of Afro-Brazilian Identity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831779
eISBN:
9781469605487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898482_dantas.4
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book focuses on the appreciation for the purity of Candomble that emerges from the search for Africa. Simultaneously, Nago tradition is elevated to the height of Africanness and presented as a ... More


Nurturing Bantu Africanness in Bahia

Kwame Dixon and John Burdick

in Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037561
eISBN:
9780813043098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037561.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 1 examines the spiritual, social, and philosophical basis of Bantu Blackness as well as the social justice ethos of Bantu activists in Bahia, Brazil.


New Paradigms in William Grant Still’s Blue Steel

Gayle Murchison

in Blackness in Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036781
eISBN:
9780252093890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036781.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter examines the aesthetics underlying William Grant Still's Blue Steel and contextualizes it as a Harlem Renaissance work engaged with the African past and Still's diasporic present. ... More


Casting: “They sang their home-songs, and danced, each with his free foot slapping the deck”

Katrina Dyonne Thompson

in Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038259
eISBN:
9780252096112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038259.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter examines the manner in which African captives were forced to perform music, song, and dance during the Atlantic voyage. Within the Middle Passage, white slavers brought the slaves on ... More


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