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African American music : an introduction / edited by Mellonee V. Burnim, Portia K. Maultsby.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780415881807
  • ISBN: 0415881803
  • ISBN: 9780415881814
  • ISBN: 0415881811
  • Physical Description: xv, 465 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY ; Routledge, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The second edition has been substantially revised and updated, and includes new essays on African and African American musical continuities, African-derived instrument construction and performance practice, techno, and quartet traditions. Musical transcriptions, photographs, illustrations, and a new audio CD bring the music to life"--Back cover.
"CD listening examples": page xiv-xv.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-425), discography (pages 426-438) , videography (pages 439-442) , and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The translated African cultural and musical past / Portia K. Maultsby -- African American instrument construction and music making / Ernest Brown -- Secular folk music / Dena Epstein w/ Rosita Sands -- Spirituals / Mellonee Burnim -- Quartets / Joyce Jackson -- Ragtime / Ingebord Harer -- Blues / David Evans -- Art/classical music / Josephine Wright -- Jazz / Ingrid Monson -- Gospel / Mellonee Burnim -- Musical theater / Thomas Riis -- Rhythm and blues, R & B / Portia K. Maultsby -- Soul / Portia K. Maultsby -- Funk / Portia K. Maultsby -- Disco and house / Kai Fikentscher -- Detroit techno / Denise Dalphond -- Hip-hop and rap / Dawn Norfleet.
Summary, etc.:
Designed for an introductory course in African American music, this title focuses on musical genres & styles, moving chronologically from folk traditions to modern forms. A final section discusses the aesthetics of African American culture & music.
Subject: African Americans > Music > History and criticism.
Ethnomusicology > United States.

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