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

Author: Samuel A Floyd
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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This study of the development of African-American music and its influence in America shows how African myths and ritual - especially the "ring-shout" dances that were ubiquitous in West Africa - underlie the development of all black musical forms in the USA.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel A Floyd
ISBN: 9780198024378 0198024371 1280526793 9781280526794 1280535032 9781280535031
OCLC Number: 466431378
Description: 1 online resource (329 p.)
Contents: Contents; Introduction; 1 African Music, Religion, and Narrative; 2 Transformations; 3 Syncretization and Synthesis: Folk and Written Traditions; 4 African-American Modernism, Signifyin(g), and Black Music; 5 The Negro Renaissance: Harlem and Chicago Flowerings; 6 Transitions: Function and Difference in Myth and Ritual; 7 Continuity and Discontinuity: The Fifties; 8 The Sixties and After; 9 Troping the Blues: From Spirituals to the Concert Hall; 10 The Object of Call-Response: The Signifyin(g) Symbol; 11 Implications and Conclusions; Appendix; Printed Works Cited; Sound Recordings Cited. Films and Videotapes CitedIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.

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This study of the development of African-American music and its influence in America shows how African myths and ritual - especially the "ring-shout" dances that were ubiquitous in West Africa - underlie the development of all black musical forms in the USA.

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