The African Diaspora
A Musical Perspective
Edited by Ingrid Monson
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African Diaspora by Ingrid Monson
Book DescriptionThe African Diaspora presents musical case studies from various regions of the African diaspora, including Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe, that engage with broader interdisciplinary discussions about race, gender, politics, nationalism, and music.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415967693
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ingrid Monson
Other Side of Nowhere, Paperback (March 2004)
Divided into four sections - with writings of musicians about improvising; examinations of inter- and cross-cultural dialogue; discussions of social practice and identity; and essays about collaborative dissonance - the 17 essays in this work present jazz improvisation as a cultural practice with far-reaching ramifications.
African Diaspora, Hardback (November 2000)
This volume presents musical case studies from various regions of the African diaspora, including Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and Europe, discussing their relation to race, gender, politics, and nationalism.
Saying Something, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Ingrid Monson
In this work, Ingrid Monson juxtaposes musicians' talk and musical examples to ask how musicians go about "saying something" through music in a way that articulates identity, politics, and race.
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Author Biography - Ingrid Monson
Ingrid Monson is Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music at Harvard University. She won the Sonneck Society's 1998 Irving Lowens Prize for the best book in American music for her 1996 Saying Something, Jazz Improvisation and Interaction. She was also a founding member of the nationally known Klezmer Conservatory Band, and plays trumpet with jazz and salsa bands. Monson previously was Associate Professor of Music at Washington University in St. Louis, and has taught at the University of Michigan, Harvard (as Visiting Professor), and University of Chicago. She has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Musicology from NYU, and a B.M. from New England Conservatory. Monson is currently working on two books: one on the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence on the history of jazz, and one on the musics of the African Diaspora.
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