After detailing for more than 30 pages the psychology of white male fascination with black music
, Gabbard puts most readers at an utter loss when they finally turn to consider precisely what this long oration has to do with the appropriation of black presence in white films.
But even in the most ghettocentric forms of reality rap, hip-hop has maintained the sense of a movement progressing toward some future rendezvous with social and cultural justice while remaining true, in the best tradition of black music
, to some version of its roots.
This Black Music
Month celebration will feature the newly produced video for Delano's latest single "The Da Da Song," from his "My So Fine" (7th Note Entertainment/Nu Groove Records/Sony Red) album.
In this respect, Drag delivers a bold response to Sascha Feinstein and Yusef Komunyakka's "Introduction" to The Anthology of Jazz Poetry (1991) where, after citing from Souls, they assert "much of black poetry has been associated with black music
and at times stereotypically so.
Public Enemy's Chuck D says that black music
offers as good a history of the struggle for equality as any, and so we hear Louis Armstrong's ``Black and Blue,'' Billie Holiday's ``Strange Fruit,'' Curtis Mayfield's ``People Get Ready,'' Marvin Gaye's ``What's Going On'' and, of course, the James Brown number that serves as this series' title.
Ben Caldwell has said black music
is "densely coded African philosophy;" the same might be said of black cinema, and I believe it will have as profound a cultural impact in the coming century as black music
has had in this one.
I really appreciate you coming to celebrate Black Music
LOS ANGELES, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Music
America Digital Channel (BMA Digital) today announced its sponsorship of the 20th Anniversary Long Beach Jazz Festival scheduled for August 10-12, 2007 in Long Beach, California.
Ronald Radano, a professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has written an important, provocative, and courageous new cultural history of the idea of Black Music
in the United States.
Post-slavery, black music
was beginning to influence American forms of music.
Terry and her double string quartet appears Sunday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in a free program titled ``Jubilee to Jazz: A Celebration of Black Music
Busby, who was formerly the president of black music
at MCA Records, is credited with bringing Motown back from stagnation by injecting new blood like Boyz II Men.
1 online destination for African-American news, culture and community, today debuted its celebration of Black Music
NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio will honor Black Music
Month with exclusive programming on three of its channels throughout the month of June.
One of the first, Songs of Zion (Abingdon Press, May 1981) was published by the United Methodist Church and contains a history of black music
in addition to hymns, spirituals and gospel songs.