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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 146–154.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Mark Sumner Harvey Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 New World A'Comin': Religious Perspectives on the Legacy of Dulce Ellington Mark Sumner Harvey Nearly a decade and a half after the passing of one of our greatest composers, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, his music continues...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 75–84.
Published: 01 September 1989
... embodied in the Prophfflt Blade SetulorMusil TT prophetic witness of the black culture of which Stevie Wonder is a representative. It is this culture, transmitted through music, that provides the proper context for understanding Stevie Wonder. We must therefore say a word about the world of which black...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 83–87.
Published: 01 September 1988
... the "traditions of men" to be "unworthy of authority," 2 and the world as an evil realm wherein "ev'ry trusted friend forsake[s "kindred drive thee from their door," "thou art despised and Ione," and "none will speak a word of cheer." Life, he lyricizes, is an "open Sea" swept over by "raging storms of sore...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 41–50.
Published: 01 March 1991
...-Caucasian races-all the black, brown, yellow, and red peoples. The world of humanity is thus divided into the Black Nation and the white race."2 Elijah Muhammad himself borrowed much of this teaching from Noble Drew Ali, who wrote in 1927 that the key to civilization was and remains in the hands...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 68–74.
Published: 01 September 1989
... evoked the love ethic of Jesus as the basis for negating and transforming the world: If we learn from the book Jesus left us, we can rock the world, we can "holler love across the nation Calling for people to "come together" for the sake of community and social power, Gaye goes on to sing in "Wholly Holy...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 125–132.
Published: 01 September 1989
... of the socially discontented, with a promise of a better world until the apocalypse comes. Like many twentieth-century prophets and messiahs before him, Prince is shrouded in mystery. Early in his career he caused some confusion about his age and parentage, initially claiming to be years younger in order...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 206–217.
Published: 01 March 1992
.... The black children of the post-World War II generation -the baby boomers-were pushers, perhaps the premier pushers of the century. For they (or should I say we) supplied the people power for the Black Revolution. Sparked by the courage of the preceding generation, we enabled the torch of freedom to send...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 36–46.
Published: 01 March 1992
... and the turn of the century, the blues represent the ex-slaves' confrontation with a more secular evaluation of the world. They were shaped in the context of social and political oppression, but they do not, as Maulana Karenga said, collectively "teach resignation." To hear the blues in this manner...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 157–177.
Published: 01 March 1994
...-1928 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990). 10. It is precisely for these reasons that the young Pierre Boulez rejected Schoenberg's music as the model upon which young composers after World War II might build. See his "Schoenberg Is Dead;' Score 6 (1952): 18-22. 11. Though he expressed this view...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 135.
Published: 01 March 1990
..., and our questioning hearts In the stress of our world would find life's counterparts. 4 The Star. The high human impulse that leads? The Magi. Large giving to life's dire needs? The worshipping herdsmen on low bended knee. Our world immolate in true humility? 5 The angelic Choir and their peace songs...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 178–201.
Published: 01 March 1994
... upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand: The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 254–264.
Published: 01 March 1994
... of professional theologians, women and men who have been set apart by the church to give their lives to the study of biblical and classical theological texts, to reflect upon the great themes and content of the church's proclamation, and to speak and write about the church's message and action in the world today...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 1994
... where God was. Perhaps they did not have to leave that place of refuge that periodically shielded them from the hostile world-the world of plantation peonage, rampant lynching, political disfranchisement, and unequal social and economic status. They could have remained in the church and escaped...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 43–63.
Published: 01 September 1994
... we are both products and producers of culture, is not an easyflowing exchange. There are many moments within this never-ending trade-off where ruptures, confusion, and struggles occur amid the negotiations between self, world, and others. For example, as one who grew up female, black, and middle...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 75–76.
Published: 01 September 1990
... and the secular are inextricably linked. George, Nelson. The Death of Rhythm and Blues. New York : Pantheon Books, 1988. The postwar North, with its mixture of southern migrants and northern citizens, and its particular socioeconomic and political problems, is what Nelson George terms the "rhythm and blues world...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 98–124.
Published: 01 September 1989
... of the twentieth century. As an international superstar, Jackson has captured the devotion of a large segment of the world's population in a manner reserved for a select few historic personages. Jackson strikes a deep, primal chord in the human psyche, fascinating us, perhaps, because he so easily and eerily...
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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 imitation of Afro-American musical forms...
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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 (2): 120–129.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Negro Music In the discussion of a subject so specialized as Negro Music, one must take into account the effect of tradition; and though, when compared with the Old World, it may seem that America is too young to have many traditions of much...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (2): 61–62.
Published: 01 September 1993
... Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Se/ed Bibliography African Songs of Worship, edited by I-to Loh. Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1986. Banana, Canaan. The Gospel According to the Ghetto. Rev. ed. Gweru: Mambo, 1990. Bazilli, Susan, ed. Putting Women on the Agenda...