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African-American Music An Introduction by Earl L. Stewart

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Published by Schirmer .
Written in English


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Number of Pages400
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Open LibraryOL7268184M
ISBN 100028602943
ISBN 109780028602943

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The book is full of great information about the history of African-American music. I can only make one negative remark and that is that the book at times required the reader to have some knowledge and background in reading music. If one can look past this problem, they will find that is book is very interesting and great for anyone interested Cited by:   American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American music based on ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges the . Come and view some of the following titles in our library and archives department related to African American music. From the Archives: Our Archives Department has a number of collections relating to African American music and the music scene. Banks (Charles E.) Papers McGhee (Brownie) Papers Fuller (Jesse) Collection Early African American music encapsulates the enduring spirit of the people who were transported to the United States. In its basic form the music was a simple rhythm, beaten out on rudimentary drums and percussion instruments fashioned from materials gathered by slaves.

African American music cannot be separated from the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the forced transportation of millions of African people across the Atlantic who were then enslaved. The cultures from which they were torn and the conditions into which they were forced both contributed to the sounds of African American music. The music of black Americans: a history User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. The third edition of Southern's (music and Afro-American studies, emerita, Harvard) scholarly work chronicles the development of African American music, from the arrival of the first Africans at the Read full review2/5(1). (shelved 1 time as african-american-music) avg rating — 2, ratings — published Want to Read saving. Book Description. American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American music based on ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges the .

American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American music based on ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges the voices of the music . African-American Music provides an introduction to all the richness and diversity of African-American musical styles, focusing on the distinct characteristics and development of each genre and its inherent styles including: spirituals, blues, gospel, ragtime, jazz, pop, and classical music/5(4).   In , President Jimmy Carter declared June would be the month of black music, and President Bill Clinton made it official in with the signing of the African-American Music Bill. In honor of the other reason for the season, we are sharing some books that celebrate black music and the geniuses who create : Katisha Smith. African-American music is an umbrella term covering a diverse range of music and musical genres largely developed by African origins are in musical forms that arose out of the historical condition of slavery that characterized the lives of African Americans prior to the American Civil War. [citation needed]Following the Civil War, black Americans, through .