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Blues People: Negro Music in White America

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Publisher Comments:

"The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music — through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music."

So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history. From the music of African slaves in the United States through the music scene of the 1960's, Baraka traces the influence of what he calls "negro music" on white America — not only in the context of music and pop culture but also in terms of the values and perspectives passed on through the music. In tracing the music, he brilliantly illuminates the influence of African Americans on American culture and history.

About the Author

Amiri Baraka, born Leroi Jones in 1934, is a poet, playwright, novelist, critic, and politcal activist. Best known for his highly acclaimed, award-winning play "Dutchman," as well as "The Slave, The Toliet," and numerous poetry collections. He lives in Newark, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688184742
Subtitle:
Negro Music in White America
Author:
Jones, LeRoi
Author:
Jones, LeRoi
Author:
by Leroi Jones
Author:
Baraka, Imamu Amiri
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19990120
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.22x5.54x.68 in. .50 lbs.

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