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African roots/American cultures : Africa in the creation of the Americas

Author: Sheila S Walker
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
Africans and their descendants constituted the majority of the population of the Americas for most of the first three hundred years after the arrival of Columbus ... This multidisciplinary volume highlights the African presence throughout the Americas, as well as African and African Diasporan contributions to the material and cultural life of all of the Americas and of all Americans.-Back cover.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila S Walker
OCLC Number: 86111380
Notes: Originally published: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2001.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Translator's notes / Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez --
Orthographic and terminological notes --
Introduction, Are you hip to the jive? (Re)writing/righting the Pan-American discourse / Sheila S. Walker --
Africanity of blackness and the blackness of whiteness in the Americas: Everyday Africa in New Jersey, wonderings and wanderings in the African diaspora / Sheila S. Walker; Reclaiming the Black presence in "mainstream culture" / Shelley Fisher Fishkin; Stripping the emperor, the Africanist presence in American concert dance / Brenda Dixon Gottschild --
Global Africa and the creation of the modern world: African diaspora in world history and politics / Joseph E. Harris; Transatlantic slave trade and the making of the modern world / Howard Dodson; Africans and economic development in the Atlantic world, 1500-1870 / Joseph E. Inikori --
African pasts / Pan-American presents: Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, a transamerican intellectual / Lisa Sánchez González; "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing", the relationship between African and African American music / Olly Wilson; Same boat, different stops, an African Atlantic culinary journey / Jessica B. Harris; Roots and branches, historical patterns in African diasporan artifacts / John Michael Vlach; Cultural passages in the African diaspora, the West Indian carnival / John O. Stewart --
Re(dis)covered histories, re-created nations, reconstituted communities, then and now: Study of New York's African burial ground, biocultural and engaged / Michael L. Blakey; New African diasporic communities in the United States, community-centered approaches to research and presentation / Diana Baird N'Diaye --
African diasporan concepts and practice of the nation and their implications in the modern world / Olabiyi B. Yai --
Candombe, African nations, and the Africanity of Uruguay / Tomás Olivera Chirimini; "Catching sense" and the meaning of belonging on a South Carolina sea island / Patricia Guthrie --
African disaporan presences, resistance, and ways of knowing: Demystifying Africa's absence in Venezuelan history and culture / Jesús "Chucho" García; Fárígá/Ìfaradà, Black resistance and achievement in Brazil / Gilberto R.N. Leal; Quilombos and rebellions in Brazil / João José Reis; Afro populations of America's southern cone, organization, development, and culture in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay / Romero Jorge Rodríguez; Afro-Argentineans, "forgotten" and "disappeared"--yet still present / Lucía Dominga Molina and Mario Luis López; Stories and images of our people, propositions for a future / Gloria Rolando; Embodied knowledge in African American dance performance / Yvonne Daniel.
Responsibility: edited by Sheila S. Walker.


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As cultural leaders and artists from African Diasporan societies are finally allowed to speak for themselves, adding their perspectives to those of internationally known scholars, Walker gives her Read more...

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