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Indigenous Pop : Native American Music from Jazz to Hip Hop (Reprint / Subsequent) (Paperback)

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Popular music compels, it entertains, and it has the power to attract and move audiences. With that in mind, the editors ofIndigenous Pop showcase the contributions of American Indian musicians to popular forms of music, including jazz, blues, country-western, rock and roll, reggae, punk, and hip hop.From Joe Shunatona and the United States Indian Reservation Orchestra to Jim Pepper, from Buffy Saint-Marie to Robbie Robertson, from Joy Harjo to Lila Downs,Indigenous Pop vividly addresses the importance of Native musicians and popular musical genres, establishing their origins and discussing what they represent.Arranged both chronologically and according to popular generic forms, the book gives Indigenous pop a broad new meaning. In addition to examining the transitive influences of popular music on Indigenous expressive forms, the contributors also show ways that various genres have been shaped by what some have called the “Red Roots” of American-originated musical styles. This recognition of mutual influence extends into the ways of understanding how music provides methodologies for living and survival.Each in-depth essay in the volume zeros in on a single genre and in so doing exposes the extraordinary whole of Native music. This book showcases the range of musical genres to which Native musicians have contributed and the unique ways in which their engagement advances the struggle for justice and continues age-old traditions of creative expression.
Edition: Reprint / Subsequent
Number of Pages: 250
Genre: Music
Sub-Genre: Genres + Styles / Pop Vocal, Ethnomusicology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Arizona Pr
Language: English
Street Date: March 10, 2016
TCIN: 50779005
UPC: 9780816509447
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-5972
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