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Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 21 October 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389385-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8938-5
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... breakers started to appear in downtown venues. Sylvia Robinson staged the first breakthrough event at the Ritz. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five returned to midtown in less conducive circumstances when the Clash began their eight-night run at Bond’s and scheduled the lineup to appear as their first...
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By Swanee Hunt
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373568-051
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7356-8
... Upheavals of war can create disruption that allows a breakthrough for women's leadership. Rwanda's women have been visionary pioneers, creating stability and reconciliation as genocidal chaos cracked open the culture, allowing an unexpected elevation of their leadership. The epilogue draws out...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
.... Island’s showcasing of the interlocking efforts of Black Uhuru, Grace Jones, and Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare contributed to the breakthrough of a set of Jamaican sounds that had previously enjoyed only an episodic presence on the New York party scene. Liquid Liquid ESG ZE Records mutant...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-024
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... of rapping because of the track’s unusually fast tempo. The result heralded the breakthrough of a new form of synthetic funk. Released a month later, “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five carried rap into social realist territory. Steven Hager focused on Bambaataa rather than Flash when...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Hip hop emerged as an integrated cultural phenomenon when Bronx-based DJs, MCs, and even breakers started to appear in downtown venues. Sylvia Robinson staged the first breakthrough event at the Ritz. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five returned to midtown in less conducive circumstances...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-032
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... when they teamed up with the Soulsonic Force to record “Looking for the Perfect Beat” and “Renegades of Funk.” The breakthrough of Run-DMC’s debut “It’s Like That” and “Sucker m.c.’s.” suggested that rap was about to shift into a harder, more aggressive aesthetic. Relations between Flash and Robinson...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-107
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... of breakthrough for popular sectors allowed for society to be revealed, despite its normal masking by state power, and to see itself. The general crisis was thus a method of self-knowledge for a normally fragmented society. ...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... and John Robie to add synthesizer parts. For the vocals, Bambaataa spoke through an electronic mic while the Soulsonic Force fashioned a new, conversational mode of rapping because of the track’s unusually fast tempo. The result heralded the breakthrough of a new form of synthetic funk. Released a month...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... of sound shifted from irreverent bands to conceptual producer-musician-DJ outfits, Arthur Baker, John Robie, and Afrika Bambaataa consolidated their pivotal position when they teamed up with the Soulsonic Force to record “Looking for the Perfect Beat” and “Renegades of Funk.” The breakthrough of Run-DMC’s...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-091
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... crises such as the Chaco War, the revolution of 1952, or the general strike of November 1979 were capable of generating such “intersubjective” national relations and sentiment, or as he put it, “the pathetic unity of diversity.” Such moments of breakthrough for popular sectors allowed for society...