The Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States

The Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States

by Samuel A. Floyd
     
 

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Bold and original, 'The Power of Black Music' offers a new way of listening to the music of black America and appreciating its profound contribution to all American music. Striving to break down the barriers that remain between high art and low art, it brilliantly illuminates the centuries-old linkage between the music, myths, and rituals of Africa and the continuing

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Bold and original, 'The Power of Black Music' offers a new way of listening to the music of black America and appreciating its profound contribution to all American music. Striving to break down the barriers that remain between high art and low art, it brilliantly illuminates the centuries-old linkage between the music, myths, and rituals of Africa and the continuing evolution and enduring vitality of African-American music.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Diligently traces the history of Black music—its African influences and evolution."—Emerge

"Dares to take on the whole span of black musical history."—Chicago Tribune

"Important...An exceptionally erudite and thoroughly readable work."—I.S.A.M. Newsletter

"Impressive."—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195109757
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,368,007
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. is Director of the Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, Chicago. He is also the editor of Black Music in the Harlem Rennaissance.

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