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Steppin' on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance (Folklore and Society)

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This book explores not only the meaning of dance in African American life but also the ways in which music, song, and dance are interrelated in African American culture. Beyond that it has been, finally, one of the most important means of cultural survival.

Table of Contents

"Gimme de kneebone bent" : music and dance in Africa — "Keep to the rhythm and you'll keep to life" : the style of African American vernacular dance — Overture to vocal choreography : vernacular dance on "stage" (slavery 1950) — "Let the punishment fit the crime" : the vocal choreography of Cholly Atkins — The history of bands : from African rituals to New Orleans : second lines: the FAMU marching 100 : historical overview--colonial America to World War I — The FAMU marching 100 : from ballpark bleachers to national TV — African American secret societies : remebering the past and facing the future fraternities and sororities : "a way of remembering" — Stepping : regeneration through dance in African American fraternities and sororities : regeneration through dance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252065088
Author:
Malone, Jacqui
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Location:
Urbana :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dance - Folk
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Dancing
Subject:
Dance - Modern
Subject:
Afro-American dance.
Subject:
Afro-American dance -- History.
Subject:
African American dance
Subject:
African American dance - History
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Dance-World and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Folklore and Society (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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