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  1. Black Orpheus

    Music in African American Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison

    By Saadi A. Simawe

    Series: Border Crossings

    The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. African American Music

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Mellonee V. Burnim, Portia K. Maultsby

    American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Experiencing Jazz

    Online Access to Music Token, 2nd Edition

    By Richard J. Lawn

    This token provides access to the companion website and streaming audio anthology for Richard J. Lawn's Experiencing Jazz. Course components The complete course comprises the textbook and Online Access to Music token, which are available to purchase separately. The textbook and Online Access to...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Experiencing Jazz

    Book Only, 2nd Edition

    By Richard J. Lawn

    Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing...

    Published June 21st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition

    Book and Online Access to Music Pack

    By Richard J. Lawn

    Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing...

    Published February 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music

    Edited by W. K. McNeil

    The Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music is a comprehensive reference source covering all aspects of both African American and white gospel from history and performers to recording techniques and styles, as well as the influence of gospel on different musical genres and cultural trends. Now...

    Published April 12th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me

    African-American Narrative Poetry from the Oral Tradition, Includes CD

    Edited by Bruce Jackson

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 18th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Images

    Iconography of Music in African-American Culture (1770s-1920s)

    By Eileen J. Southern, Josephine Wright

    This lavishly illustrated book brings together for the first time a significant body of imagery devoted to the traditional culture of the African-American slave....

    Published November 28th 2000 by Routledge

  9. The African Diaspora

    A Musical Perspective

    Edited by Ingrid Monson

    Series: Critical and Cultural Musicology

    The African Diaspora presents musical case studies from various regions of the African diaspora, including Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and Europe, that engage with broader interdisciplinary discussions about race, gender, politics, nationalism, and music. Featured here are...

    Published July 27th 2000 by Routledge

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