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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 : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author offers a new way of listening to the music of black America, and appreciating its profound contribution to all American music. By breaking down the barriers that remain between high art and low art, it illuminates the centuries-old linkage between the music, myths and rituals of Africa and the continuing evolution and enduring vitality of African-American music.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel A Floyd
ISBN: 9780199853243 : 019985324X
OCLC Number: 801847202
Description: 1 online resource (316 p.) : ill., music.
Responsibility: Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.

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The author offers a new way of listening to the music of black America, and appreciating its profound contribution to all American music. By breaking down the barriers that remain between high art and low art, it illuminates the centuries-old linkage between the music, myths and rituals of Africa and the continuing evolution and enduring vitality of African-American music.

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