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, North America, and Europe, that engage with broader interdisciplinary discussions about race, gender, politics, nationalism, and music. Featured here are jazz, wassoulou music, and popular and traditional musics of the Caribbean and Africa, framed with attention to the reciprocal relationships of the local and the global.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815323822
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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, Paperback (July 2003)
A collection of musical case studies from: Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America and Europe and more, that engage with broader interdisciplinary issues about race, gender, politics, nationalism and music. They examine such issues as the blues aesthetic, the globalization of jazz and the role of militarism in Haitian vodou music.
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 Associate Professor of Music at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Saying Something: Jazz Improvisation and Interaction and numerous articles that have appeared in scholarly journals. She lives in St. Louis, MO.
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