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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 1994
... Christian music is, first of all, song. Song is the expressive, lyric, and symbolic language of the community. In the oral societies of Africa, songs grow from the events of community within the contexts of life. As society changes the music of society reflects that change.2 African Christian music...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 33–35.
Published: 01 March 1993
... religious sense, and how does his artistic spirit manifest itself? These are the questions I have set myself to answer. Began Study of Languages As a first step I went to the London School of Oriental Languages and, quite haphazardly; began by studying the East Coast languages, Swahili and the Bantu group...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (2): 49–59.
Published: 01 September 1993
... . The translation from the Malawian national language, Chichewa, is (1) "I want to sing also/I want to sing also (2x)/I should sing/The Song that Naomi sang (4x)/I want to sing also." (2) "I want to climb also/I want to climb also (2X)/I should climb/The tree that Zacheus climbed (4x)/I want to climb. (3) "I want...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (2): 5–48.
Published: 01 September 1993
... to music in the church, many of the ministers and elders would reprimand them, saying, Look, you young ones, this is too much! To the contrary, those of us who have studied liturgical dance have found that there is a silent language in bodily movement that can convey one's praise of God in a way...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 47–50.
Published: 01 September 1990
... against all oppressive words" (160). Therefore, that liberating word-the discourse situated in nommo-must be one of resistance and rebellion: Fanon knew that one could assume that the oppressed would resort to the language of the oppressor for his liberation, yet he called for a new person...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 March 1987
... 5, "Mystics-Singers of a New Song." William J. Samarin devotes part of chapter 8 to its discussion in his Tongues af Men and Angels: The Religious Language af Pentecostalism (New York: Macmillan, 1972), pp. 179-82. Cyril G . Williams gives two pages to the subject in his Tongues af the Spirit...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 21–26.
Published: 01 September 1987
... Music. We affinned the presence of a cordial fellowship of the type commended by the Gospels and the cosmopolitan appeal of Duke Ellington-a world traveller who, in thirty languages, could graciously assure his adoring followers, "I love you madly!" While awaiting the overture, we studied...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 100–102.
Published: 01 September 1990
... whose black pride insists on defining black dialect as its own bona fide language, or with those who want to make Black English the primary language of all black people (11 ). Schneider also notes that the name given the subject matter-Negro dialect, Ghettoese, Blackese, Black Idiom, Black Amerenglish...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 102–104.
Published: 01 September 1990
... characteristics as "thick lips," or with those whose black pride insists on defining black dialect as its own bona fide language, or with those who want to make Black English the primary language of all black people (11 ). Schneider also notes that the name given the subject matter-Negro dialect, Ghettoese...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 155–161.
Published: 01 March 1992
.... We affirmed the presence of a cordial fellowship of the type commended by the Gospels and the cosmopolitan appeal of Duke Ellington- a world traveler who, in thirty languages, could graciously assure his adoring followers, "I love you madly!" While awaiting the overture, we studied the Cathedral's...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 35–44.
Published: 01 March 1988
... Malawi . Although many of these old Ngoni hymns are now in the language of the Tumbuka people, in whose land they settled around 1820, they recall their old Zulu war songs of northern Zululand, from whence they migrated many decades earlier. 2 With the arrival of the Scottish missionaries around 1900...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 1995
... place in the pitch-relation center of the hearer. The latter may also be written down according to musical language symbols, therefore it may be made into an expressed thought. This is what is meant when some scholars have spoken of music as an art and a language. It should also be remembered, though...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 146–154.
Published: 01 March 1992
... Ellington and his "Jungle-Band"-as he was forced to call it-began to find the singular musical language that would transcend those surroundings and ultimately enrich and influence the sound of American music.4 By the early 1940s, Ellington, the carrier of tradition in spirit and style, sought new ways...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 66–74.
Published: 01 September 1995
... taken from the Bible, speak a language that is more readily understood. Meanings in work songs are of necessity very subtle in places where a more open statement may mean disaster for the singer. There are also instances where the most threatening and contemptuous language is to be found in the work...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 96–97.
Published: 01 September 1990
... writers will probe white power, laying bare both its violence and its complexity and subtlety. It will be seen to affect plot, scene, character, language, image, and symbol because it will be seen to violate necessarily inviolable territories of the black self. (so) Boole Reviews 9T As racism persisted...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 1989
... the great mysteries that myths rejoin, and how these ultimate concerns figure into the world view which in tum formulates the character of the City. As Langdon Gilkey remarks, because the secular are not as unreligious and as unconstrained by the need for mythical language in their self-understanding...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 12–24.
Published: 01 March 1991
... video channel MTV, and the first rap album (r987's Raising Hell) to go triple platinum (3 million copies sold). On Raising Hell, Run-DMC showcased the sophisticated technical virtuosity of its DJ Jam Master Jay-the raw shrieks, scratches, glitches, and language of the street, plus the innovative...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 1994
..., then, is really about the language a discipline uses to define its subject and, by extension, itself. Similarly, my topic is about a discipline-my own discipline, ethnomusicology. Religion and music, reflexively paired in such a way that they jar because of an unexpectedly bold inclusiveness, would seem...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 16–34.
Published: 01 September 1995
... as language goes, may be said to be partly articulate and partly inarticulate. This call is among the most authoritative of the cries and the most generally useful, although it is not as beautiful as many of the others. Generally it is not a selling cry, for it is used mainly to assemble the buyers...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 177–200.
Published: 01 March 1992
... Lively Arts, cited in Ramsey and Smith, eds., Jazzmen , 312. 188 Black Sacred Music simple language of music itself, no matter how late the development might be which produced this natural language.42 Taking this argument one more step, we reach an astounding conclusion, one that reverses...