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Different Drummers - (Music of the African Diaspora) by Martin Munro (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 280

Genre: Music

Sub-Genre: Ethnomusicology

Series Title: Music of the African Diaspora

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of California Press

Author: Martin Munro

Language: English

Street Date: July 16, 2010
TCIN: 78568181
UPC: 9780520262836
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-8973


Long a taboo subject among critics, rhythm finally takes center stage in this book's dazzling, wide-ranging examination of diverse black cultures across the New World. Martin Munro's groundbreaking work traces the central--and contested--role of music in shaping identities, politics, social history, and artistic expression. Starting with enslaved African musicians, Munro takes us to Haiti, Trinidad, the French Caribbean, and to the civil rights era in the United States. Along the way, he highlights such figures as Toussaint Louverture, Jacques Roumain, Jean Price-Mars, The Mighty Sparrow, Aim� C�saire, Edouard Glissant, Joseph Zobel, Daniel Maximin, James Brown, and Amiri Baraka. Bringing to light new connections among black cultures, Munro shows how rhythm has been both a persistent marker of race as well as a dynamic force for change at virtually every major turning point in black New World history.
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