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Black American Music : Past and Present

Black American Music : Past and Present - 2nd edition

Black American Music : Past and Present - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780894648700

ISBN10: 0894648705

Black American Music : Past and Present by Hildred Roach - ISBN 9780894648700
Edition: 2ND 92
Copyright: 1992
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Co., Inc.
Published:
International: No
Black American Music : Past and Present by Hildred Roach - ISBN 9780894648700

ISBN13: 9780894648700

ISBN10: 0894648705

Edition: 2ND 92

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Summary

Revised and expanded, this important text is designed to introduce the beginning scholar to various types of Pan-African music, from Africa to the Americas. With an emphasis upon the African American composer, this survey uses musical examples and illustrations to pinpoint beginning influences, the slave era, the emergence of the black professional, and contemporary trends. Discussions center upon classical and popular forms, and offer the music of William Grant Still alongside that of such jazz personalities as Edward (Duke) Ellington, Ferdinand (Jelly Roll) Morton, rap artist M. C. Hammer, and rock star Michael Jackson. Suitable for use in semester-length courses on African American Music, the book captures the fascinating story of a proud heritage whose roots grew centuries ago, and whose influences serve as a backdrop not only for African American music, but as a cornerstone for other American music as well.