African-American Music Products

  • A Blues Bibliography

    The International Literature of an African-American Music Genre, Supplement to the Second Edition, 1st Edition

    By Rob Ford

    A Blues Bibliography, Second Edition is a revised and enlarged version of the definitive blues bibliography first published in 1999. Material previously omitted from the first edition has now been included, and the bibliography has been expanded to include works published since then. In addition to…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge

  • Musicians' Migratory Patterns: The African Drum as Symbol in Early America

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Johnson

    Musicians’ Migratory Patterns: The African Drum as Symbol in Early America questions the ban that was placed on the African drum in early America. It shows the functional use of the drum for celebrations, weddings, funerals, religious ceremonies, and nonviolent communication. The assumption that "…

    Hardback – 2019-03-31
    Routledge
    CMS Cultural Expressions in Music

  • The Music in African American Fiction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert H. Cataliotti

    Originally published in 1995, The Music of African American Fiction is a historical analysis of the tradition of representing music in African American fiction. The book examines the impact of evolving musical styles and innovative musicians on black culture as is manifested in the literature. The…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

  • Listening to Rap

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Michael Berry

    Over the past four decades, rap and hip hop culture have taken a central place in popular music both in the United States and around the world. Listening to Rap: An Introduction enables students to understand the historical context, cultural impact, and unique musical characteristics of this…

    Paperback – 2018-06-21
    Routledge

  • Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Rush

    Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman discusses Ornette Coleman’s musical philosophy of "Harmolodics," an improvisational system deeply inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Falling under the guise of "free jazz," Harmolodics can be difficult to understand, even for seasoned musicians and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Issues in African American Music

    Power, Gender, Race, Representation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Portia K. Maultsby, Mellonee V. Burnim

    Issues in African American Music: Power, Gender, Race, Representation is a collection of twenty-one essays by leading scholars, surveying vital themes in the history of African American music. Bringing together the viewpoints of ethnomusicologists, historians, and performers, these essays cover…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • The African Diaspora

    A Musical Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ingrid Monson

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-05-13
    Routledge
    Critical and Cultural Musicology

  • Black Orpheus

    Music in African American Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison, 1st Edition

    By Saadi A. Simawe

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23
    Routledge
    Border Crossings

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-25
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2013-10-24
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2013-06-21
    Routledge

  • Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition

    Book and Online Access to Music Pack, 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…

    Pack - Book & Online – 2013-02-19
    Routledge

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