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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 253–261.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Thomas Poole Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Tracy Chapman: Jedermann, Prophet, or Cultural Na"ator1 Thomas Poole What I intend on doing in this essay is to discuss the music of Tracy Chapman in the light of her occupation as a prophet, Jedermann, or cultural narrator. As I...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 75–84.
Published: 01 September 1989
...Harold Dean Trulear The Prophetic Chorader ol Block Secular Music: Slerie Wonder Harold Dean Trulear While ferreting through background and secondary materials for this essay, I came across a review article in the December 1976 issue of Crawdaddy entitled "Rev. Stevie Wonder presents (Finally...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 47–55.
Published: 01 March 1993
... and the crisis in community have their foundations in a crisis in our vision. The psalmist said it whens/he sang, "We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long."5 False visions, failing visions, lack of discernment sur- round us and entrap us-Jeremiah...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 80–82.
Published: 01 March 1993
... witness and a call for continued activism in the strug- gle for freedom and justice. The book, following a foreword by James H. Cone, is divided into three main sections: a historical reflection by Carter, a contemporary analysis by Walker, and a prophetic projection by Jones. Each section reflects...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 109–112.
Published: 01 September 1990
... of Charles Ives be its musical cognate? It is not until West begins discussing the Du Boisian brand of pragmatism (on which foundation his own "prophetic pragmatism" is partly built) that he even raises the issue of music. Much like Du Bois's pragmatic manner, West's mode of intellectual praxis is a product...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 125–132.
Published: 01 September 1989
...Richard E. Wimberley Propheq, Erolicism, ond Apoco/yplicism in Popa/or Music: Prince Richard E. Wimberley Prince Rogers Nelson has been an anomaly in the music industry during the 1980s. A charismatic leader of cult-like proportions, he panders to no one. His erotic mysticism and prophetic vision...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 250–252.
Published: 01 March 1992
... of sexual appetites for pe- cuniary and personal aims-was but a strategy of power elites in the Comel West is a professor at Princeton University. From Prophetic Fragments jGrand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans; lrenton, N.J. : Africa World Press, 1988). Originally published in Christianity and Crisis IJune 10...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 1994
... exists in a state of liminality or marginality, a state of motion without resolution. Much that is profound and prophetic can occur or can be revealed to the traveler. The prophetic tradition that we see in the Old and New Testaments, indeed the prophetic tradition that we see in Jesus him- self, can...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 1991
... : Where were Public Enemy, Ice-T, Heavy D and the Boyz, and MC Hammer in 1967 ? Prelate vii All of us hope that our working together as teachers and students has resulted in a product that will help bring down the generational and cultural partition that separates today's prophetic rapsodists from...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 268–273.
Published: 01 March 1992
..., and fantasies: the self as cultural griot, feminist, educator, or itinerant prophet of black nationalism; but also the self as inveterate consumer, misogynist, violent criminal, or sexual athlete. It is this Michael Eric Dyson is a professor at the Chicago Theological Seminary. Black Sacred Music 6: 1, Spring...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 70–72.
Published: 01 September 1990
... be realized, which includes confronting obstacles that prevent its actualization. The two social prophets are not alone in believing that the black church can be a prophetic voice and living example in this respect. But the church is not alone in its calling to realize ideal community within and without. So...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 36–63.
Published: 01 March 1994
... can see-as I do-Saul's obsession by this evil spirit as being in some way the reverse of God's Musicology as Theologically Informed 41 absence. By playing his lyre David reestablishes God's presence, which means that he restores in Saul, in an attenuated form, the state of inspired prophet that he had...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 82–85.
Published: 01 March 1993
... sacred music as a conduct of prophetic witness. While Jones does not deal directly with music, he does acknowledge the central- ity of worship to the struggle for black wholeness. Perhaps the book's greatest value lies in the significance of its authors themselves. They write with scholarly insight...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 1994
... 1994. Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press . ccc 1043-945 5/94/ $1.50 2 Black Sacred Music faith, deliverance, praise, and proclamation. A lyric prophet, Esther Joshua, sings her testimony, "Kuku managoma na aganga namala dakitari Jeso" (All my chickens had gone to the witch doctor but now I'm...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 1992
...." Third, one can see-as I do-Saul's obsession by this evil spirit as being in some way the reverse of God's ab- sence. By playing his lyre David reestablishes God's presence, which means that he restores in Saul, in an attenuated form, the state of inspired prophet that he had momentarily lost. Granted...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 1988
... is also replete with references to servitude. Jesus used master-servant language frequently in his parables to provide vivid illustration of the highest form of service-service to God. In the book of Acts, on the day of Pentecost, Peter alluded to the Prophet Joel, who spoke of God's out- pouring of his...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 21–34.
Published: 01 March 1988
... requires. The ancient prophets often resorted to signs; the apostles of the early church accompanied their words with signs and wonders; the saints were known to retreat into prolonged silent contemplation, only later to emerge with pronouncement; still others have incorporated the enchanting and mystical...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 265–267.
Published: 01 March 1992
... prophets" -journalistic dispatchers of learning gleaned from their experiences in "the streets" - strive to explain, even shape, America by making it the object of their juvenile brand of intellectual probing and discourse. ...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 159–161.
Published: 01 September 1989
.... Walton, Ortiz M. Music: Black, White eJ Blue: A Sociological Survey of the Use and Misuse of Afro-American Music. New York: William Morrow, 1972. Weber, Max. The Rational and Social Foundations of Music. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1958. West, Cornel. Prophetic Fragments. Grand Rapids...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 1991
... Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (New York: Grove, 1966 ), 172. 4 Black Sacred Music "sidewalk prophets," who, as the juvenile, self-proclaimed oracles of God's wrath, declare that those who sow the wind shall-by what- ever means necessary-reap the whirlwind. Thus, it is not rapping per se-its style...