The Music of Black Americans: A History

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - 678 páginas
Beginning with the arrival of the first Africans in the English colonies, Eileen Southern weaves a fascinating narrative of intense musical activity, which has not only played a vital role in the lives of black Americans but has also deeply influenced music performance in the United States and many other parts of the world. Dr. Southern fully chronicles the singers, instrumentalists, and composers who created this rich body of music and skillfully describes the genres and styles that characterize it from its earliest manifestations among a people in slavery to the rap beat of the late twentieth century. Along the way, she covers numerous topics - such as Colonial-Era music, Revolutionary War performers, church music, minstrelsy, ragtime, swing, concert music, soul, pop, and opera - bringing them to life and placing them in their historical and cultural contexts.
 

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The third edition of Southern's (music and Afro-American studies, emerita, Harvard) scholarly work chronicles the development of African American music, from the arrival of the first Africans at the ... Leer comentario completo

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PART
1
The Colonial Era
23
PART
59
Antebellum Urban Life
97
Antebellum Rural Life
151
PART THREE
219
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS OPERA COMPANIES AND CHORAL
291
SHOWS ON THE ROAD
298
The MidCentury Decades
466
ASPECTS OF THE NEW MUSIC
572
CONCERT ARTISTS
578
OPERA COMPANIES
584
CABARET DIVAS
594
WOMEN IN BLACK CHURCH MUSIC
603
CODA
609
THE AFRICAN LEGACY
617

BLACK ENTERTAINERS ABROAD
305
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
311
The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond
404
THE EMERGENCE OF GOSPEL
452

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Página iii - BY THE rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

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