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The Resource Listening for Africa : freedom, modernity, and the logic of Black music's African origins, David F. Garcia

Listening for Africa : freedom, modernity, and the logic of Black music's African origins, David F. Garcia

Label
Listening for Africa : freedom, modernity, and the logic of Black music's African origins
Title
Listening for Africa
Title remainder
freedom, modernity, and the logic of Black music's African origins
Statement of responsibility
David F. Garcia
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Listening for Africa David F. Garcia explores how a diverse group of musicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of black music and dance's African origins between the 1930s and 1950s. Garcia examines the work of figures ranging from Melville J. Herskovits, Katherine Dunham, and Asadata Dafora to Duke Ellington, Dámaso Pérez Prado, and others who believed that linking black music and dance with Africa and nature would help realize modernity's promises of freedom in the face of fascism and racism in Europe and the Americas, colonialism in Africa, and the nuclear threat at the start of the Cold War. In analyzing their work, Garcia traces how such attempts to link black music and dance to Africa unintentionally reinforced the binary relationships between the West and Africa, white and black, the modern and the primitive, science and magic, and rural and urban. It was, Garcia demonstrates, modernity's determinations of unraced, heteronormative, and productive bodies, and of scientific truth that helped defer the realization of individual and political freedom in the world."--Provided by the publisher.
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
García, David F.,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3479
LC item number
.G37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Dance music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Dance, Black
  • Dance, Black
  • Music
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Dance music
  • Music
  • Africa
  • Afroamerikanische Musik
  • Afroamerikanischer Tanz
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Musik
  • Rezeption
  • Soziale Funktion
  • Afrika
  • USA
Label
Listening for Africa : freedom, modernity, and the logic of Black music's African origins, David F. Garcia
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Analyzing the African origins of Negro music and dance in a time of racism, fascism, and war -- Listening to Africa in the city, in the laboratory, and on record -- Embodying Africa against racial oppression, ignorance, and colonialism -- Disalienating movement and sound from the pathologies of freedom and time -- Desiring Africa, or Western civilization's discontents -- Conclusion: dance-music as rhizome
Control code
959869268
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780822363705
Lccn
2017006461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027364492
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959869268
Label
Listening for Africa : freedom, modernity, and the logic of Black music's African origins, David F. Garcia
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Analyzing the African origins of Negro music and dance in a time of racism, fascism, and war -- Listening to Africa in the city, in the laboratory, and on record -- Embodying Africa against racial oppression, ignorance, and colonialism -- Disalienating movement and sound from the pathologies of freedom and time -- Desiring Africa, or Western civilization's discontents -- Conclusion: dance-music as rhizome
Control code
959869268
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780822363705
Lccn
2017006461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027364492
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959869268

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