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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 1988
...Lonnell E. Johnson © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 Servant Imagery in African-American Spirituals Lonnell E. Johnson 0 black and unknown bards of long ago, How came your lips to touch the sacred fire? How, in your darkness, did you come to know The power and beauty...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 72–83.
Published: 01 March 1988
...G. Bumawu Fiawoo © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 I Hear the Drums: Six African Poems G. Bumawu Fiawoo I. Tall Drums at My Birth Drums, Tall drums Of my people Were sounding at my birth. I hear them stillNot sensually, But silently. In this silence I love the drums...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 35–44.
Published: 01 March 1988
...Stephen H. Martin © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 African Church Music: The Genesis of an Acculturative Style Stephen H. Martin* One area in which Western influences have been deeply felt in African culture has been in the development of music in the Christian Church...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 68–71.
Published: 01 March 1989
...Wendelin J. Watson © Copyright 1989 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1989 Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal Wendelin J. Watson In 1983 the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus gave its blessing on a project to produce the first African-American Catholic hymnal...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 80–82.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Harold Dean Trulear Harold A. Carter , Wyatt Tee Walker , and William A. Jones , Jr. The African American Church: Past, Present, and Future . New York : Martin Luther King Fellows Press , 1991 . 103 pp. Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Book Reviews...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 82–85.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Melva Wilson Costen Jon Michael Spencer . Black Hymnody: A Hymnological History of the African-American Church . Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press , 1992 . 242 pp. Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 82 Black Sacred Music and theomusicology are committed...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Katrina Hazzard-Gordon Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Dancing to Rebalance the Universe: African American Secular Dance and Spirituality Katrina Hazzard-Gordon This article intends to briefly outline and discuss some of the spiritual and philosophical concerns demonstrated...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 113–116.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Irene V. Jackson-Brown Walter F. Pitts , Jr. Old Ship of Zion: The Afro-Baptist Ritual in the African Diaspora . New York : Oxford University Press , 1993 . 199 pp. Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Book Reviews 113 Walter F. Pitts, Jr. Old Ship of Zion: The Afro...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 1994
...J. Nathan Corbitt Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Dynamism in African Christian Music: The Search for Identity and Self-Expression f. Nathan Corbitt We are like a strange beast with three heads-one looks perpetually behind, one looks steadily under our feet, and the third...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 30–42.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Christopher Brooks Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 In Search of an Indigenous African Hymnody: The Aladura Churches among the Yoruba Christopher Brooks This discussion considers the effect of various Western Christian hymn traditions on the emergence of an indigenous religious...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 99–104.
Published: 01 September 1994
...D. Soyini Madison Michael Eric Dyson . Reflecting Black: African American Cultural Criticism . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 1993 . Pp. xxxiii, 346 . Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Book Reviews Michael Eric Dyson. Reflecting Black: African...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (2): 5–48.
Published: 01 September 1993
... Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 The Worshipping Church in Africa 1 Present for our deliberations on the worshipping church in Africa were an ecumenical group of Africans from various parts of the continent-Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Zambia...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 118–120.
Published: 01 September 1994
... is intentional: people make clear by naming and by practice what is sacred, and maintaining these boundaries is a function of all religion!' These set-aside sacred spaces connect generations of people of African descent. Rankin's photographs portray the grace of the people who build and maintain these womb-home...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 60–67.
Published: 01 March 1991
...Philip M. Royster Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 The Rapper as Shaman lor a Band ol Danters ol the Spirit: #U Can't Touth This" Philip M. Royster Rap music is now undoubtedly the most significant popular conveyor of the spiritual traditions of African-American cultures. 1...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 116–118.
Published: 01 September 1994
... the antistructure stage. The high point of this stage is marked by the preacher's intentional kinesics, linking Afro-Baptist preaching with a performance style similar to those found in West African performance of narrative discourse. Restructuring is achieved when the preacher returns to standard delivery...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 47–50.
Published: 01 September 1990
... of black issues by black persons does not make a discourse Afrocentric (169-70). "Afrocentricity," as defined by Molefi Asante, means "placing African ideals at the center of any analysis that involves African culture and behavior" (6). At the ontological level, it is "the most complete philosophical...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 1993
... Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 The Blantyre Covenant We, an ecumenical group of Africans and ecumenical partners, gathered from various parts of the continent-from Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sierra Leone, and Cameroon-have...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 47–54.
Published: 01 March 1992
... then that the blues, a music which so many feel familiar with, is probably the most misunderstood product of African-American culture-its only rival being the misunderstanding of the African-American himself. This short polemic offers a word of encouragement as well as some words of caution to any ambitious soul...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 98–140.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Jon Michael Spencer Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Mythology of the Blues Jon Michael Spencer In the old American South, &om the era of slavery to the early twentieth century, the Bible was the principal source of religious authority referred to by the people of African...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 1989
... and ··shouting 2 Any complete understanding of the worship experience of African-Americans must be arrived at through an examination of these three components. This paper, however, will consider only one component: the music black worshipers sing as an authentic cultural expression of both who they are (Africans...