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Lift Every Voice - The History of African American Music

English · Hardback

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Klappentext Since their enslavement in West Africa and transport to plantations of the New World, black people have made music that has been deeply entwined with their religious, community, and individual identities. Music was one of the most important constant elements of African American culture in the centuries-long journey from slavery to freedom. It also continued to play this role in blacks' post-emancipation odyssey from second-class citizenship to full equality. Lift Every Voice traces the roots of black music in Africa and slavery and its evolution in the United States from the end of slavery to the present day. The music's creators, consumers, and distributors are all part of the story. Musical genres such as spirituals, ragtime, the blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and hip-hop-as well as black contributions to classical, country, and other American music forms-depict the continuities and innovations that mark both the music and the history of African Americans. A rich selection of documents help to define the place of music within African American communities and the nation as a whole.

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Authors Burton W Peretti, Burton W. Peretti
Publisher Rowman and Littlefield
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 28.11.2008
 
EAN 9780742558113
ISBN 978-0-7425-5811-3
No. of pages 240
Dimensions 152 mm x 235 mm x 25 mm
Series The African American History Series
African American History (Rowm
The African American Experience Series
The African American Experience Series
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Music > General, dictionaries
Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous

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