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Jazz diplomacy : promoting America in the Cold War era

Author: Lisa E Davenport
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2009.
Series: American made music series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jazz as an instrument of global diplomacy transformed superpower relations in the Cold War era and reshaped democracy?s image worldwide. Lisa E. Davenport tells the story of America?s program of jazz diplomacy practiced in the Soviet Union and other regions of the world from 1954 to 1968. Jazz music and jazz musicians seemed an ideal card to play in diminishing the credibility and appeal of Soviet communism in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davenport, Lisa E.
Jazz diplomacy.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2009
(DLC) 2009005135
(OCoLC)276816666
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa E Davenport
ISBN: 1604733446 9781604733440
OCLC Number: 527340013
Description: 1 online resource (219 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Battling the Reds --
Jazz diplomacy at home and abroad, 1954-1957 --
Jazz means freedom, 1957-1960 --
The paradox of jazz diplomacy, 1961-1966 --
Jazz behind the iron curtain, 1961-1966 --
Bedlam from the decadent West, 1967-1968 --
Conclusion.
Series Title: American made music series.
Responsibility: Lisa E. Davenport.

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Tells the story of America's program of jazz diplomacy practiced in the Soviet Union and other regions of the world from 1954 to 1968. Jazz Diplomacy argues that this musical method of winning hearts  Read more...

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