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Music of the African Diaspora #4: Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story Between the Great Wars

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During the years between the world wars, a small but dynamic community of African American jazz musicians left the United States and settled in Paris, creating a vibrant expatriate musical scene and introducing jazz to the French. While the Harlem Renaissance was taking off across the Atlantic, entertainers in Montmartre, the epicenter of the Parisian scene, contributed enthusiastically to a culture that thrived for two decades, until the occupation of the city by German troops on June 18, 1940. In Harlem in Montmartre, William Shack takes a fascinating look at this extraordinary cultural moment, one in which African American musicians could flee the racism of the United States to pursue their lives and art in the relatively free context of bohemian Europe. His book is the first comprehensive treatment of the rise and decline of the African American music community in Paris; in it, he considers the international dimensions of black experience in the modern era and explores the similarities and differences of Harlem-style jazz and culture in Europe and America.

Shack focuses on some of the principal actors who played critical roles in shaping the jazz scene in Montmartre--Josephine Baker, Sidney Bechet, and Bricktop--but he also discusses others who opened clubs, underwrote loans, and contributed their musical talents to this unparalleled experiment. As an anthropologist, Shack pays particular attention to the club culture. He describes the musicians' experiences, the settings in which they performed, and the response of French audiences.

Shack's meticulous research and encyclopedic knowledge of Montmartre's jazz culture, including the people and places involved, make this a riveting, authoritative work. Seamlessly fusing biographical, sociological, and historical details, he brings this unique era to life and demonstrates how the Paris jazz scene played a crucial role in legitimizing jazz--both in Europe and the United States.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

About the Author

William A. Shack (1923–2000) was Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his books are The Central Ethiopians: Amhara, Tigrina and Related Peoples (1975) and The Gurage: A People of the Ensete Culture (1966).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Making Noise and Stomping Feet

2. Jazz from the Trenches

3. Le Jazz-Hot: The Roaring Twenties

4. Jim Crow: Sans Domicile Fixe

5. The Golden

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520225374
Author:
Shack, William A.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Afro-american musicians
Subject:
African American musicians
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz - France - Paris - History and criticism
Subject:
African American musicians - France - Paris
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Music of the African diaspora ;
Series Volume:
2000-2098904
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w photographs, 1 map
Pages:
210
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 1 lb
Age Level:
The Thirties<br>6. Le Jazz-Cold: The Silent Fortie

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