African American Music: An Introduction by Mellonee V. Burnim,Portia K. Maultsby

By Mellonee V. Burnim,Portia K. Maultsby

American tune: An advent, moment Edition is a set of seventeen essays surveying significant African American musical genres, either sacred and secular, from slavery to the current. With contributions through major students within the box, the paintings brings jointly analyses of African American track according to ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges the voices of the music-makers themselves, woven right into a richly textured mosaic of background and tradition. even as, it comprises musical remedies that convey readability to the structural, melodic, and rhythmic features that either distinguish and unify African American music.


The moment variation has been considerably revised and up-to-date, and contains new essays on African and African American musical continuities, African-derived device building and function perform, techno, and quartet traditions. Musical transcriptions, photos, illustrations, and a brand new audio CD carry the track to life.

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