Jazz Tap: From African Drums to American Feet

Jazz Tap: From African Drums to American Feet

by Anne E. Johnson
     
 

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Gr 4-7-An informative and panoramic view of jazz tap from its roots in West African traditional dance to its contemporary expression. A variety of African dances are introduced and explained, including the challenge dance and the Buzzard Lope. In simple, easy-to-understand language, the book follows the development of this dance form throughout the `20s, `30s and `40s in night clubs, on Broadway, and on the movie screen. Johnson touches on its revival in the late `70s, as well as on the success of the Broadway hit Bring in `da Noise, Bring in `da Funk, a celebration of tap in America. Numerous color and black-and-white photos and reproductions bring the text to life.-Patricia Mahoney Brown, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Kenmore, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823918560
Publisher:
Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
The Library of African American Arts and Culture Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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