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The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

Sam Floyd, Melanie Zeck, and Guthrie Ramsey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780195307245
eISBN:
9780190651305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307245.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Transformation of Black Music situates black musics within the broader cultural, political, social, and historical frameworks of the last millennium. It focuses on the dynamic musical practices ... More


The Object of Call–Response: The Signifyin(g) Symbol

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/9780195109757.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter applies a theory of interpretation to works of music. Most of the works discussed are works of Call-Response, Signifyin(g) symbols. They are based on or refer to the essentials of Dance, ... More


Implications and Conclusions

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/9780195109757.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

In tracing African American music making from its roots in traditional Africa to its manifestations in the United States, this book has focuses on the roles of myth, ritual, and the tropes of ... More


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