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ISBN 13: 0486836495
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Read and Download Harold Courlander book Negro Folk Music U. S. A. in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNegro Folk Music U. S. A.. This book was released on 2019-09-18 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: This thorough, well-researched exploration of the origins and development of a rich and varied African American musical tradition features authentic versions of over 40 folk songs. These include such time-honored selections as "Wake Up Jonah," "Rock Chariot," "Wonder Where Is My Brother Gone," "Traveling Shoes," "It's Getting Late in the Evening," "Dark Was the Night," "I'm Crossing Jordan River," "Russia, Let That Moon Alone," "Long John," "Rosie," "Motherless Children," three versions of "John Henry," and many others. One of the first and best surveys in its field, Negro Folk Music, U.S.A. has long been admired for its perceptive history and analysis of the origins and musical qualities of typical forms, ranging from simple cries and calls to anthems and spirituals, ballads, and the blues. Traditional dances and musical instruments are examined as well. The author — a well-known novelist, folklorist, journalist, and specialist in African and African American cultures — offers a discerning study of the influence of this genre on popular music, with particular focus on how jazz developed out of folk traditions.

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ISBN 13: 9780486418803
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Read and Download Natalie Curtis Burlin book Negro Folk-songs in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNegro Folk-songs. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 167 pages. Book excerpt: Precise scores of 19 spirituals, work-songs, and play-songs in four sections, each notated for male quartet, with a piano reduction of the vocal parts. Each piece is preceded by a detailed analysis of the music. All four sections include introductions that discuss the social context of the times, the people, and their music.

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Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780814315576
Total Pages : 192 pages
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Read and Download Bruno Nettl book Folk Music in the United States in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFolk Music in the United States. This book was released on 1976 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: Folding a River, a collection of elegies, shows a pleasing range of free-verse forms that develop themes sustained throughout: loss, exile, myth, landscape. Kawita Kandpal’s poems are explorations of East–West cultures, taking her into an emo-mythic place not to be found on any map. Kandpal’s mood in Folding a River is melancholy, articulated with intelligence and grace, and her phrasing can rise to the level of proverb: “This time next year you will have evolved into an idea.” In its personal evocations of geographical and linguistic exile from the subcontinent, centered on a lost father, her work recalls that of Li-Young Lee, yet with a feminine perspective often haunting in its own right: “tenderly / taking back the mistakes of men.”

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ISBN 13: 1136088989
Total Pages : 264 pages
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Read and Download Ronald Cohen book Folk Music: The Basics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFolk Music: The Basics. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: Folk Music: The Basics gives a brief introduction to British and American folk music. Drawing upon the most recent and relevant scholarship, it will focus on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music: traditional, local performers; professional collectors; and the advent of professional performers in the twentieth century during the so-called "folk revival." The two sides of the folk tradition will be examined--both as popular and commercial expressions. Folk Music: The Basics serves as an excellent introduction to the players, the music, and the styles that make folk music an enduring and well-loved musical style. Throughout, sidebars offer studies of key folk performers, record labels, and related issues to place the general discussion in context.

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13: 9780313328725
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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13: 1626745870
Total Pages : 176 pages
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Read and Download Ronald D. Cohen book Selling Folk Music in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSelling Folk Music. This book was released on 2017-11-29 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: Selling Folk Music: An Illustrated History highlights commercial sources that reveal how folk music has been packaged and sold to a broad, shifting audience in the United States. Folk music has a varied and complex scope and lineage, including the blues, minstrel tunes, Victorian parlor songs, spirituals and gospel tunes, country and western songs, sea shanties, labor and political songs, calypsos, pop folk, folk-rock, ethnic, bluegrass, and more. The genre is of major importance in the broader spectrum of American music, and it is easy to understand why folk music has been marketed as America's music. Selling Folk Music presents the public face of folk music in the United States via its commercial promotion and presentation throughout the twentieth century. Included are concert flyers; sheet music; book, songbook, magazine, and album covers; concert posters and flyers; and movie lobby cards and posters, all in their original colors. The 1964 hootenanny craze, for example, spawned such items as a candy bar, pinball machine, bath powder, paper dolls, Halloween costumes, and beach towels. The almost five hundred images in Selling Folk Music present a new way to catalog the history of folk music while highlighting the transformative nature of the genre. Following the detailed introduction on the history of folk music, illustrations from commercial products make up the bulk of the work, presenting a colorful, complex history.

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ISBN 13: 1351544144
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Read and Download Ellen Koskoff book The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. This book was released on 2017-09-25 with total page 1408 pages. Book excerpt: This volume makes available the full range of the American/Canadian musical experience, covering-for the first time in print-all major regions, ethnic groups, and traditional and popular contexts. From musical comedy to world beat, from the songs of the Arctic to rap and house music, from Hispanic Texas to the Chinese communities of Vancouver, the coverage captures the rich diversity and continuities of the vibrant music we hear around us. Special attention is paid to recent immigrant groups, to Native American traditions, and to such socio-musical topics as class, race, gender, religion, government policy, media, and technology.

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ISBN 13: 1135949212
Total Pages : 382 pages
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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13: 019976347X
Total Pages : 560 pages
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Read and Download the late Lawrence W. Levine book Black Culture and Black Consciousness in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBlack Culture and Black Consciousness. This book was released on 2007-04-27 with total page 560 pages. Book excerpt: When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered a cultural treasure trove, illuminating a rich and complex African American oral tradition, including songs, proverbs, jokes, folktales, and long narrative poems called toasts--work that dated from before and after emancipation. The fact that these ideas and sources seem so commonplace now is in large part due this book and the scholarship that followed in its wake. A landmark work that was part of the "cultural turn" in American history, Black Culture and Black Consciousness profoundly influenced an entire generation of historians and continues to be read and taught. For this anniversary reissue, Levine wrote a new preface reflecting on the writing of the book and its place within intellectual trends in African American and American cultural history.

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 13: 9780195023749
Total Pages : 522 pages
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Download Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Performance and Production PDF

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ISBN 13: 1847144721
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Read and Download John Shepherd book Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Performance and Production in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Performance and Production. This book was released on 2003-05-08 with total page 712 pages. Book excerpt: The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 1 provides an overview of media, industry, and technology and its relationship to popular music. In 500 entries by 130 contributors from around the world, the volume explores the topic in two parts: Part I: Social and Cultural Dimensions, covers the social phenomena of relevance to the practice of popular music and Part II: The Industry, covers all aspects of the popular music industry, such as copyright, instrumental manufacture, management and marketing, record corporations, studios, companies, and labels. Entries include bibliographies, discographies and filmographies, and an extensive index is provided.

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 13: 9780415965897
Total Pages : 428 pages
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ISBN 13: 9780521269421
Total Pages : 339 pages
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ISBN 13: 0199839298
Total Pages : 336 pages
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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 13: 0820312339
Total Pages : 175 pages
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Read and Download John Michael Vlach book The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts. This book was released on 1990 with total page 175 pages. Book excerpt: Included in the examples are works from the Charleston and Old Slave Mart museums and the ironwork of Philip Simmons.