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The transformation of black music : the rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African diaspora

Author: Samuel A Floyd, Jr.; Melanie Zeck; Guthrie P Ramsey
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Transformation of Black Music includes a full spectrum of black musics from four continents as it argues for a re-codification of black musics and performers. Framed by a call and response argument, the authors present not only a more holistic and historically accurate understanding of musics in the African Diaspora, but also an intellectually robust future for the field of black music research.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel A Floyd, Jr.; Melanie Zeck; Guthrie P Ramsey
ISBN: 9780195307245 0195307240
OCLC Number: 993608507
Description: xxxv, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., with Melanie L. Zeck and Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.

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The Transformation of Black Music includes a full spectrum of black musics from four continents as it argues for a re-codification of black musics and performers. Framed by a call and response argument, the authors present not only a more holistic and historically accurate understanding of musics in the African Diaspora, but also an intellectually robust future for the field of black music research.

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Professor Floyd's last major work stands with Amiri Baraka's Blues People, Albert Murray's Stomping the Blues and Thompson's Rash of the Spirit as one of the most elucidating studies of African music Read more...

 
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