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Title:
African American music : an introduction
Author:
Burnim, Mellonee V. (Mellonee Victoria), 1950-
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
xxii, 707 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Designed for an introductory course in African American music, this title focuses on musical genres & styles, moving chronologically from folk traditions to modern forms. A final section discusses the aesthetics of African American culture & music.
Language:
English
Contents:
Genres -- Issues of mass meditation -- Issues of gender -- Musical agency.

Introduction / Mellonee V. Burnim and Portia K. Maultsby -- Intellectual history / Portia K. Maultsby and Mellonee V. Burnim with contributions from Susan Oehler -- pt. I: Genres. Secular folk music / Dena J. Epstein with contributions from Rosita M. Sands -- Religious music / Mellonee V. Burnim -- Blues : Chronological overview / David Evans ; The blues in transcultural contexts / Susan Oehler -- Ragtime / Ingeborg Harer -- Jazz : Chronological overview / Ingrid Monson ; Interpreting jazz / Travis A. Jackson -- Musical theater / Thomas L Riis -- Art/classical music : chronological overview / Josephine R.B. Wright ; Interpreting classical music / Olly Wilson -- Rhythm and blues ; Soul ; Funk / Portia K. Maultsby -- Disco and House / Kai Fikentscher -- Techno / Beverly May -- Hip-hop and rap / Dawn M. Norfleet -- pt. II: Issues of mass mediation. The music industry : The popular music industry / Reebee Garofalo ; The gospel music industry / Mellonee V. Burnim -- Profiles of record labels : Motown / Charles Sykes ; Stax / Rob Bowman ; Philadelphia International / John A. Jackson -- pt. III: Issues of gender. Women in African American music : Gospel / Mellonee V. Burnim ; Blues / Daphne Duval Harrison ; Jazz / Sherrie Tucker ; Women-identified music / Eileen M. Hayes ; Rock / Maureen Mahon -- pt. IV: Musical agency. African American music as resistance : Antebellum period / Lawrence W. Levine ; Civil rights movement / Bernice Johnson Reagon ; Post-civil rights period / Mark Anthony Neal -- Glossary.
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ISBN:
9780415941372

9780415941389
Format :
Book