This book offers a new way of listening to the music of black America, and of appreciating its profound contribution to all American music. Striving to break down the barriers that remain between high art and low art, it illuminates the centuries-old linkage between the music, myths, and rituals of Africa and the continuing evolution and enduring vitality of African American music. Inspired by the pioneering work of Sterling Stuckey and Henry Louis Gates Jr., the author advocates a new critical approach grounded in the forms and traditions of the music itself.
|Print publication date: 1997||Print ISBN-13: 9780195109757|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109757.001.0001|