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African American jazz and rap : social and philosophical examinations of Black expressive behavior / edited by James L. Conyers, Jr. ; introduction by James B. Stewart.

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  • ISBN: 0786408286 (softcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: vii, 256 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2001.

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Pt. 1. Toward an Afrocentric approach to the study of jazz and rap music. Metatheory and methodology: appraising the Black experience / James L. Conyers, Jr. ; The role of criticism in Black popular culture / Warren C. Swindell -- Pt. 2. "All that jazz": history, culture, performers, instruments, and political functionality. "And all that jazz" has African roots! / Learthen Dorsey ; Jazz antecedents / Eddie S. Meadows ; The life and jazz style of Blue Mitchell / Charles I. Miller ; Jazz guitar: ain't no jazz / George Walker and Mondo Eyen we Langa ; The social roots of African American music: 1950-1970 / Thomas J. Porter ; Jazz musicians in postwar Europe and Japan / Larry Ross -- Pt. 3. Jazz expressions in dance and literature. African American dance and music / Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. ; Lady sings the blues: Toni Morrison and the jazz/blues aesthetic / Gloria T. Randle ; Al Young: jazz griot / Michael Carroll -- Pt. 4. Rap music as art form, social-political commentary, and economic commodity. The rhythm of rhyme: a look at rap music as an art form from a jazz perspective / Reginald Thomas ; At the vanguard: African American life as seen through the music of selected rap and jazz artists / Andrew P. Smallwood ; Africana cosmology, ethos, and rap: a social study of Black popular culture / James L. Conyers, Jr. -- Pt. 5. Toward the future: educating future generations and preserving cultural traditions. Can you sing jazz? perception and appreciation of jazz music among African American young adults / Nancy J. Dawson ; Hip-hop and the rap music industry / Tshombe Walker ; Ethnomusicology and the African American tradition / George L. Starks, Jr. ; Reflections on Sterling Stuckey's Slave culture: understanding Pan Afrikan Nationalism as a cultural force / Ahati N.N. Touré.
Subject: Jazz > History and criticism
Hip-hop music > History and criticism
African Americans > Music > History and criticism
African Americans > Social life and customs > 20th century.
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