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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 1989
...Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. © Copyright 1989 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1989 Music as Cultural Expression in Black Church Theology and Worship Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. In 1898 W E. B. DuBois stated that the three key elements of the black church worship experience were the preacher, the music...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 27–28.
Published: 01 September 1987
... to his song the expression of a sorrowful sweetness which the mere imitator can never attain. Many of the old plantation hymns, rude and uncouth as they were, improvised by the negroes themselves under the influence of strong religious zeal, are models of melodic beauty. Underlined almost invariably...
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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 (1992) 6 (1): 274–281.
Published: 01 March 1992
... is at the center of a vortex of powerful social and cultural issues such as First Amendment rights to free expression, the force and extent of misogynist and cultural impulses, and the func- Michael Eric Dyson is a professor at the Chicago Theological Seminary. Black Sacred Music 6:11 Spring 1992. Copyright© 1992...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 March 1989
... expression and icon theology, as they have been elaborated within the Christian tradition, point to important common beliefs generally shared by all Christians regarding the person and work of Jesus Christ. As "visible and necessary witness[es] to the reality and humanity of Christ," 1 icons are sacramental...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 162–169.
Published: 01 March 1992
... "Jazzland" was the name of any small group which played with a beat; then the "Swing" era with Andy Kirk's Orchestra; the "Bop" -the Dizzy Gillespie era. 1. The term "jazz," used for the black man's contemporary musical expression, has many derogatory connotations due to its historical source...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 12–24.
Published: 01 March 1991
... questions as I explore the culture of hip-hop. Trying to pinpoint the exact origin of rap is a tricky process that depends on when one acknowledges a particular cultural expression or product as rap. Rap has been traced back to the revolutionary verse of Gil Scott-Heron and the Last Poets, to Pigmeat...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 40–46.
Published: 01 September 1990
... mother, a member of the mission, that while it was not, of course, a determining factor in his decision, yet it was the singing of spirituals which first attracted him to the mission . Many of the people have expressed their delight in using Negro melodies as a medium of worship. The most impressive...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 80–83.
Published: 01 September 1990
.... The first two (also published by Princeton) are The Corded Shell: Reflec tion s on Musical Expression (1980) and Sound and Semblance: Reflections on Musical Representation (r 984) . His comment in the preface of Osmin 's Rage explains not only the importance of his work to historical musicology but also...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 98–124.
Published: 01 September 1989
... in its medium of expression, and that wrestles in a poignant fashion with moral themes that reflect black cultural and religious consciousness. To suggest, however, that Michael Jackson's art harbors religious significance and spiritual meaning is contentious for many observers of American culture...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 68–97.
Published: 01 March 1992
..." by religious folk. The "seculars" expressed the skepticism of black slaves who found it difficult to take seriously anything suggesting the religious faith of white preachers. Sterling Brown reported: Bible stories, especially the creation, the fall of Man, and the flood, were spoofed. "Reign, Master Jesus...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 36–46.
Published: 01 March 1992
..., the Devil wins. Obviously, the two modes of musical expression are seen as antithetical to each other. I am sure that some of the readers remember how adamantly the late Mahalia Jackson refused to sing the blues. The blues undoubtedly owe something to that sense of body-reality depicted in Botley's...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 13–35.
Published: 01 March 1994
... or usage, in order to determine how music expresses and mediates the dominant values of a culture and how music is an experience of encounter with whatever is taken to be divine or of ultimate importance. In this essay I will argue that music has theological significance in three ways: (1) in expressing...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 91–94.
Published: 01 September 1992
... in every country to which he was taken as a slave. In each place, of course, his musical expression was tempered by the different people with whom he came in contact. The modem folk music of North America, Cuba, Haiti, Brazil and other South American countries shows a decided African influence. In Cuba...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 102–104.
Published: 01 September 1992
... in general, forms from which symphonies can be derived. The blues, for instance, is a pure Negroid secular expression. It is not a trivial expression, despite some of the vulgar sentiments in its texts. The tenderness of its melodies and the spontaneous, unconscious poetry of its words are telling us about...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 16–34.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter 2 Cries in Speech and Song I Animals are capable of giving out sounds from their mouths that represent meanings and varying degrees of the powerful urge for expression. These sounds separate into two categories: those that man makes...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 78–91.
Published: 01 March 1994
... me the possibility to 2. Police, "So Lonely," on Outlandos D'Amour (A&M 394753-2, 1978). 80 Black Sacred Music experience this. The key to the phenomenon is to be found in the music itself and in the words and the performance. In the first verse of the song the musical expression is rather reserved...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 42–47.
Published: 01 September 1991
..., since it seemed the style to avoid in serious efforts any modes of expression by which one's work might be recognized and consequently condemned as "home-made," they, too, turned to far-away things for inspiration, becoming either second-hand imitators of Europe through their white American brothers...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 50–56.
Published: 01 September 1989
... sufficiently explicit to express this wholeness and adequately ambiguous to represent its indescribability. The archetype that corresponds to the "self" is the "God-image."4 "The self, therefore, is the God-within," explains Jungian Anthony Storr, "and the individual, in seeking self-realization and unity...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 43–63.
Published: 01 September 1994
... of a larger tradition. They served as points of illumination arising from the matrix of black expressive tradition. These stories contained motifs that reflected the collective memory of black people-motifs that have appeared and reappeared throughout black oral traditions and have found their way into family...