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The games black girls play : learning the ropes from Double-dutch to Hip-hop

Author: Kyra Danielle Gaunt
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2006. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Argues that the games black girls play - handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope - reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking. The author argues that such games  Read more...


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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kyra Danielle Gaunt
ISBN: 9780814731208 0814731201 9780814731192 0814731198
OCLC Number: 1066029964
Target Audience: Pregrado
Description: xv, 221 páginas : ilustraciones, música ; 23 cm.
Contents: Slide : games as lessons in black musical style --
Education, liberation : learning the ropes of a musical blackness --
Mary Mack dressed in black : the earliest formation of a popular music --
Saw you with your boyfriend : music between the sexes --
Whose got next game? : women, hip-hop, and the power of language --
Double forces has got the beat : reclaiming girls' music in the sport of double-dutch --
Let a woman jump : dancing with the Double Dutch Divas.
Responsibility: Kyra D. Gaunt.


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"In thoughtful and affectionate prose, Gaunt makes plain how the schoolyard syncopations of body and voice are both oral-kinetic play and improvised lessons in socializing girls into the unique Read more...

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