The Resource Africa speaks, America answers : modern jazz in revolutionary times, Robin D.G. Kelley

Africa speaks, America answers : modern jazz in revolutionary times, Robin D.G. Kelley

Label
Africa speaks, America answers : modern jazz in revolutionary times
Title
Africa speaks, America answers
Title remainder
modern jazz in revolutionary times
Statement of responsibility
Robin D.G. Kelley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, pianist Randy Weston and bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik celebrated with song the revolutions spreading across Africa. In Ghana and South Africa, drummer Guy Warren and vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin fused local musical forms with the dizzying innovations of modern jazz. These four were among hundreds of musicians in the 1950s and '60s who forged connections between jazz and Africa that definitively reshaped both their music and the world. Each artist identified in particular ways with Africa's struggle for liberation and made music dedicated to, or inspired by, demands for independence and self-determination. That music was the wild, boundary-breaking exultation of modern jazz. The result was an abundance of conversation, collaboration, and tension between African and African American musicians during the era of decolonization. This collective biography demonstrates how modern Africa reshaped jazz, how modern jazz helped form a new African identity, and how musical convergences and crossings altered politics and culture on both continents. In a crucial moment when freedom electrified the African diaspora, these black artists sought one another out to create new modes of expression. Documenting individuals and places, from Lagos to Chicago, from New York to Cape Town, Robin Kelley gives us a meditation on modernity: we see innovation not as an imposition from the West but rather as indigenous, multilingual, and messy, the result of innumerable exchanges across a breadth of cultures
  • This collective biography of four jazz musicians from Brooklyn, Ghana, and South Africa demonstrates how modern Africa reshaped jazz, how modern jazz helped form a new African identity, and how musical convergences and crossings altered the politics and culture of both continents
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelley, Robin D. G
Dewey number
781.65/7296
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
ML3508
LC item number
.K44 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Nathan I. Huggins lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Warren, Guy
  • Weston, Randy
  • Abdul-Malik, Ahmed
  • Benjamin, Sathima Bea
  • Fela
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • Jazz musicians
  • Afrika
Label
Africa speaks, America answers : modern jazz in revolutionary times, Robin D.G. Kelley
Link
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt2jbrxq
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The drum wars of Guy Warren -- The sojourns of Randy Weston -- Ahmed Abdul-Malik's Islamic experimentalism -- The making of Sathima Bea Benjamin
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674065246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674065246
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)797813378
  • (OCoLC)ocn797813378
Label
Africa speaks, America answers : modern jazz in revolutionary times, Robin D.G. Kelley
Link
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt2jbrxq
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The drum wars of Guy Warren -- The sojourns of Randy Weston -- Ahmed Abdul-Malik's Islamic experimentalism -- The making of Sathima Bea Benjamin
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674065246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674065246
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)797813378
  • (OCoLC)ocn797813378

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