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Music is an expressive voice of a culture, often more so than literature. While jazz and rap are musical genres popular among people of numerous racial and social backgrounds, they are truly important historically for their representation of and impact upon African American culture and traditions. This collection of essays offers interdisciplinary study of these musical styles as they relate to black culture in America. The essays are grouped under sections. One examines an Afrocentric approach to understanding jazz and rap; another, the history, culture, performers, instruments, and political role of jazz and rap. There are sections on the expressions of jazz in dance and literature; rap music as art, social commentary, and commodity; and the future. Each essay offers insight and thoughtful discourse on these popular musical styles and their roles within the black community and in American culture as a who

Book News Annotation:

Conyers (Black studies, U. of Nebraska, Omaha) provides a chapter on criticism which introduces the theme of the book: that an Afrocentric approach is the most appropriate one for understanding African American culture and tradition. Contributors (all but two are academics, in Black studies, music, musicology, and ethnomusicology) of the remaining 17 papers consider jazz and rap from this standpoint, with topics including jazz antecedents, the jazz style of Blue Mitchell, jazz guitar, the social roots of jazz, jazz musicians in postwar Europe and Japan, jazz expressions in dance and literature, rap from a jazz perspective, and African American life as seen in jazz and rap.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786408283
Editor:
Conyers, James L., Jr.
Foreword:
Stewart, James Brewer
Foreword by:
Stewart, James Brewer
Foreword:
Stewart, James Brewer
Editor:
Conyers, James L., Jr.
Author:
Conyers, James L., Jr.
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Location:
Jefferson, N.C.
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Rap
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Rap & Hip-Hop
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
105-846
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.96x6.06x.57 in. .81 lbs.

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