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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 1991
... knowledges," is clearly connected with the celebration and glorification of "negritude" espoused by early twentieth-century anticolonialist African intellectuals and activists. Fanon, one of the later advocates of negritude, foresaw that this attitude was to penetrate every reach of the African diaspora...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 51–59.
Published: 01 March 1991
... As evidenced in Kool Moe Dee's lyric, the meaning of liberation is, as Cone says about the blues, a state of mind in relation to the truth of black experience. Cone's further statement that the blues is an artistic response to the absurdity of life is equally applicable to rap: 4. Kool Moe Dee, Knowledge...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 265–267.
Published: 01 March 1992
... overshadowed by the ominousness of these well-published feelings and fears. As the articles in this section help show, rap has a theological aspect that is epitomized in the idea of soteriological knowledge or rap gnosticism. This knowledge embodies a principle of dignity and worth that stimulates new modes...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 1991
... "teachers" to be divided, lest divided they fall. Odd as it may seem, black rappers actually are kindred counterparts to black academics: both groups regard and deify knowledge as possessing an inherent power that emancipates, that "saves." The ensuing introduction describes this common view as a secular...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 81–82.
Published: 01 September 1988
... ·th. Jones says himselfat the outset ofhis theory lesson that "this is not an exhaustive treatise on the subject, but it will give one sufficient knowledge to be a fairly intelligent reader of music On the other hand, the initial section of the essay presents Jones' personal theology of church music...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 43–63.
Published: 01 September 1994
... by the impressions, remembering, and imaginings of a family storyteller. It was through the voice and gesture of these storytelling performances that I first experienced black men and women and their ways of knowing, being, and creating in the world as intimate and impassioned knowledges, and where I first...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): xvii–xviii.
Published: 01 September 1995
... that have given me much of my knowledge. Many of their names, as well as the names of those who assisted me as guides and informants, are contained in the book proper. However, especial thanks must be extended to Mr. Curley Parrish of Birmingham, Alabama; to Percy Stone of Savannah, Georgia; to the Reverend...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 89–93.
Published: 01 September 1994
... to the position of the notes on the scale and to know the meter indicated by the markings that regulate the time. To sing such songs requires no particular orientation to the world, no commitment in matters where truth and justice are at stake, no concern for those who suffer, no knowledge of the God who sets...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 36–63.
Published: 01 March 1994
...), 37-38 . Cited in Molefi Kete Asante, Kem et, Afrocentricity, and Knowledge (Trenton, N .J.: Africa World Press, 1990), 152. 38 Black Sacred Music on anthropological research.6 Sociology also can be of value, as medievalist Christopher Page illustrates in positing reasons that explain why the twelfth...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 1994
...) in delivering the "brotherhood of man" to earth. Through Marjorie, who was to make this knowledge known to key people such as the Stills, Americans were eventually to learn that there is spiritual assistance available to those who work for better human relations and inspiration to lead others to this field...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 1992
... belong to Roy Preiswerk and Dominique Perrot, Ethnocentrism in History jNew York: NOK, 1974), 37-38. Cited in Molefi Kete Asante, Kem et, Afrocentricity and Knowledge jTrenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1990), 151. Introduction 3 that some theories on the origin of music that indicate the close...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 March 1994
... of community are fashioned (music is always such a location). The kind of contending with the vital questions that we see in rap can be described by the idea of salvational knowledge or what I call rap gnosticism. Rap gnosticism means that certain rappers posit existential knowledge that they believe...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 109–112.
Published: 01 September 1994
... grave, funded in part by traveling minstrels in the 1920s, articulates a substantially different sentiment. Instead of conceptualizing musical knowledge in the terms of transmission by cultural guardians, it conceives of the musician in Boole Reviews 111 terms of ownership and music in terms...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 64–77.
Published: 01 March 1994
... J. Sienkewicz, Oral Cultures Past and Present: Rappin' and Homer (Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, 19911, 100. 10. Kool Moe Dee, "I'm Hittin' Hard," Knowledge Is King (Jive, 1182-4-J, 1990). 11. Michael Eric Dyson, "Rap, Race, and Reality: Run-D.M.C Black Sacred Music : A Journal of Theomusicology 3...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 March 1988
... of thought in these songs, may find a system of belief. That this system was more or less clear in the mind of the slave by no means invalidates the claim of its existence. It is well known that one may speak logically, and yet have no knowledge of logic as a science. The Bible itself is not a theological...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 41–50.
Published: 01 March 1991
... to heighten awareness, to stimulate thought, and to provoke, in Elijah Muhammad's words, the true "knowledge of self": "If you could only recognize the time and knowledge of yourself and kind, the knowledge of the others who are on the same planet rotating around the sun daily, you would know who you...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 105–109.
Published: 01 September 1994
... suggestive metaphor, he compares himself to Mission Impossible's Mr. Phelps, whose forays into dangerous territory were foreclosed with his agency's promise to disavow any knowledge of his activities. Baker's mission, had he decided to accept it, was to make clear and strong the links between...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 91–101.
Published: 01 September 1991
... knowledge of the laws of harmony, which revelation I believe now was the real purpose of Dr. Hoppe's suggestion. He urged me to come to Germany for study, leaving me his card which for years I treasured chiefly as a souvenir. Much of what Dr. Hoppe had said really did not greatly interest me. At that time...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 175–181.
Published: 01 September 1995
...-note singers were more teachable and useful in the practice of singing music that required a knowledge of printed notes. The final factor favoring the non-shape-note singer was the matter of the shape-note singer's unchallenged preference for standardized notation. On this point I have sometimes been...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 128–133.
Published: 01 September 1994
..." of black religious life exhibited in the blues was sublimated to black secular knowledges in the new world of the North. This holism was viewed as the source of the blues's religious character. In short, a reality (blues) that he sees as having existed before slavery in the old world of Africa...