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African American Music: An Introduction


African American Music: An Introduction

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/21/2005
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Written by the top authorities on different musical styles and cultural issues in African-American music, African-American Music: An Introduction presents an outstanding survey that looks at the progress of this legendary music form, from its earliest folk traditions through to the Rap and Hip Hop of today's modern music.Focusing on musical genres and styles, this edited collection of articles includes individual chronological overviews and chapters that look at interpreting the musical style. Comprehensive in its study, African America Musiclooks at:* blues* ragtime* jazz* musical theater* art and classical music* R&B* Rap and Hip Hop.Introduced with a section on African antecedents and ending with a section on processes, the book reviews the aesthetics of African-American culture and music both a force of cultural resistance and change of global hegemony.This book will be a must read for all studentsof African-American music and anyone wishing to find out more about this legendary music.

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