African-American music

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African American music contains elements of both European and African music, combined into a new whole.
African musical traits and cultural practices not only survived but played a major role in the development and elaboration of African American music.
Harris's combination of narrative incident and characterization with the vernacular-based lexicon, puns, words reverberating with meanings in African American history and culture, and line structures determined by the rhythmical sound values of African American music and speech works well.
If you look at the history of the spirituals or jazz, or the whole rite of African American music, it's the same, or if you look at the first literary form of the African American tradition, the slave narrative, it's the same.
On the contrary, the gospel music tradition offers absolute evidence of the existence of a continuum in African American music, and a "continuity of consciousness.
This 1700-page work with pictures, text, and notations of audio cassettes investigates the heritage of West African and African American music.
Brush up on your African American Music History as SoulTic Magazine's Editorial Board list a few of Americas great musical minds and musicians.
Ford's continued partnership with Essence Communications allows the company to demonstrate its technologically advanced and fuel-efficient products to a diverse group of influencers and opinion leaders during the largest African American music and culture event in the U.
Leading off the first volume is a detailed timeline of significant moments in African American music, beginning with the slave trade in the period 1720-1865, and ending with 2010, when Haitian-born hip hop icon and human rights activist Wyclef Jean announced his candidacy for president of Haiti.
In African American music spatialization is the community that is created in a performance, especially in less formal performance scenarios.
In Blues People, his seminal work on the sociological significance of jazz and other forms of African American music, Leroi Jones--later Amiri Baraka--contends that "the African, because of the violent differences between what was native and what he [or she] was forced to in slavery, developed some of the most complex ideas about the world imaginable" (7).
Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst embarked on what would become a three-decade long annual tribute to African American music, known as the Black Musicians Conference.
According to GIA, Lead Me Guide Me, the Roman Catholic hymnal for African American music, has sold 200,000 copies since 1987.
The project includes the building of 300 new "green" units of housing and the creation of the Museum of African American Music, a Smithsonian affiliate.
Also in this volume SoulTic Magazine travels through our African American Music History along with renown author and writer Amard Daniels to pay tribute to our African American Music History by honoring the legendary one and only King of Pop: Michael Jackson.
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