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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 69–81.
Published: 01 March 1987
...Jon Michael Spencer A Bibliography of Sacred Music held by The Black Music Archive Compiled by Jon Michael Spencer The Black Music Archive was founded at North Carolina Central University in 1984 by Jon Michael Spencer with a grant from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. It is presently located...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 35–39.
Published: 01 September 1990
... a shout, dancers are usually ushered to the front of the church where they not only dance in a central location, but also engage in synchronous choreography. The choreography of the shouters is further synchronized by the "shout music" provided by a band consisting of instruments ranging from keyboards...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 63–64.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Jim Curtis Curtis , Jim . Rock Eras: Interpretations of Music and Society, 1954–1984 . Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press , 1987 . Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Boole lleriews 63 ence" (60). The "real" in contemporary cultures...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 282–294.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Cornel West Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 On Afro-American Popular Music: From Bebop to Rap Corne] West The salient feature of popular music in First World capitalist and Third World neocolonialist societies is the appropriation and imita- tion of Afro-American musical forms...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 March 1991
... African-American speech, litera- ture, music, and dance are essential parts of nommo. Nommo creates 1. See Roger D. Abrahams, Deep Down in the fungle: Negro Narrative Folklore from the Streets of Philadelphia (Chicago: Aldine, 1970); Thomas Kochman, "Rapping in the Black Ghetto," Transaction (February...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 100–101.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Spirituals, Blues Important Se ion of American Music Nowadays the history of Negro music, chronicled by able musicolo­ gists, is available to every student who wishes to visit his public library There he may learn dates, names of all important...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 91–94.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Negro Music ín the Americas When Antonín Dvo ák came to the United States and announced publicly that Negro music should become the basis for a new school of American music, he caused a storm of discussion that has not yet abated, despite...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 102–104.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Music of My Race More than 45 years ago, when the Czechoslovakian composer, Antonin Dvo ák, arrived in the United States as a professor, he amazed the country when he said and wrote that black music could be the basis of an important...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 144–149.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Politics in Music Near the close of a recent speech I made a quick reference to "poli­ tically-minded composers." The next morning a young lady who had been in the audience wanted to know exactly what I meant by that term. Did I, she asked...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 95–96.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 For Finer Negro Music No matter where I go, no matter to whom I talk, I am always asking for a better opportunity for the musical development of the Negro in America. For years it has been my constant plea that young persons especially be given...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Men behind American Music Several years ago, the director of music in the public schools of Washington, D.C., wrote a pamphlet on American music in which he said that a certain Virginia-born white composer "understands and interprets...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 American Music and the Well-Timed Sneer Nothing in the propaganda world is so effective as the sneer. A word­ less sneer defies quotation, but it does its damage all the same. It hits its target with greater certainty than many a volume...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 105–108.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Negro and His Music When one discusses the Negro "stereotype" he speaks of something that colored people have been fighting for many years something that extends to almost all art-expressions in which colored people are portrayed. Films, up...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 192–193.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Serious Music: New Field for the Negro It has been equally a pleasure and a challenge to be colored and to be composing serious music in the United States: a pleasure, because it is exciting to be competing in a new field; a challenge, because...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 157–163.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Can Music Make a Career? The idea that it is easier for a colored person to make a place for himself in the arts than it is for a white person may seem startling. Yet this statement actually was made not too long ago by a promi­ nent white man...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 173–176.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Structure of Music Many people, attracted by the current frantic rush to discover new horizons in music, seem to think that musical form is a thing of the past. They believe that in order to compose one need only find a few bizarre harmonies...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 177–188.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Fifty Years of Progress in Music At the turn of the century, thanks to the Fisk Jubilee Singers, to the Cole and Johnson shows and to certain other ambitious pioneers, the Negro was generally conceded to be extraordinarily gifted in music...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 20–22.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Helping to Lay Foundation for Negro Music of the Future To those of us who believe with Dvorak that "the future music of this country must be founded on what is called Negro melodies" it is gratifying to see the large number of composers who...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 42–47.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Negro Music ol the Present On page seventy-two of his "American Masters of Painting," Mr. Charles H. Caffin makes the following statement: "So far as could be judged from the showing made by American painters at previous expositions, they were...