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Africa speaks, America answers : modern jazz in revolutionary times

Author: Robin D G Kelley
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Series: Nathan I. Huggins lectures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, pianist Randy Weston and bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik celebrated with song the revolutions spreading across Africa. In Ghana and South Africa, drummer Guy Warren and vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin fused local musical forms with the dizzying innovations of modern jazz. These four were among hundreds of musicians in the 1950s and '60s who forged connections between jazz and Africa that
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
1951-1960 History and criticism
1961-1970 History and criticism
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kelley, Robin D.G.
Africa speaks, America answers.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011039028
(OCoLC)755080549
Named Person: Guy Warren; Randy Weston; Ahmed Abdul-Malik; Sathima Bea Benjamin; Fela; Randy Weston; Sathima Bea Benjamin; Fela; Sathima Bea Benjamin; Ahmed Abdul-Malik; Ahmed Abdul-Malik; Sathima Bea Benjamin; Fela; Guy Warren; Randy Weston
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin D G Kelley
ISBN: 9780674065246 0674065247 9780674068339 0674068335
OCLC Number: 797813378
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 244 pages :) : illustrations.
Contents: The drum wars of Guy Warren --
The sojourns of Randy Weston --
Ahmed Abdul-Malik's Islamic experimentalism --
The making of Sathima Bea Benjamin.
Series Title: Nathan I. Huggins lectures.
Responsibility: Robin D.G. Kelley.
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