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Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-029
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-116
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
Published: 22 October 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021537-1
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2153-7
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-128
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The singer-songwriter Manuel Monroy Chazarreta (1961–) warmly evoked, with his distinctive empathy and colloquial lyrics, the typical Sunday off enjoyed by many domestic workers in La Paz. Parks and promenades along central avenues are some of the public spaces occupied especially by younger...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
...), and, briefly, Mutare, Mapfumo works through a series of bands, ultimately finding real success as singer and principal songwriter for the Acid Band. The chapter deconstructs key songs that established Mapfumo as a major cultural figure—both a pioneer in the rehabilitation of long-stigmatized traditional music...
Book: Hound Dog
Series: Singles
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027072-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2707-2
... Chapter Three: “Hound Dog,” Take One: Big Mama Thornton. Big Mama Thornton, Black Alabama blues singer of what we these days call female masculinity, recorded “Hound Dog,” written by white Jewish songwriters, with a band led by a Greek-American who considered himself Black, for release...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373469-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7346-9
... genius, seen especially through her canny understanding of voice as objet a, emphasizing sonorous elements such as beat, tempo, and cadence. Silva was characterized as uncouth and vulgar. Aside from the erasure of her identity as a bolero songwriter, which is important, the chapter analyzes Silva’s...
Published: 12 July 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059615-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5961-5
... songwriters of the group, RM, SUGA, and j-hope’s in-depth engagement with hip-hop traditions and styles have shaped BTS’s musical identity at the intersection of hip hop and Korean popular music. hip hop American Hustle Life cypher Rap Line Black American culture ...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-121
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... as a painter, weaver, storyteller, poet, and singer-songwriter. As a researcher and writer, she has also collaborated on studies of Aymara culture, based on her knowledge of Qaqachaka. Given her remarkable trajectory, she became the director of the National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore in La Paz in 2013...
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... that comment on the situation in the country as the liberation struggle reaches its violent crescendo. Moving from the Mhangura mine to Salisbury (Harare), and, briefly, Mutare, Mapfumo works through a series of bands, ultimately finding real success as singer and principal songwriter for the Acid Band...
Published: 12 July 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059615-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5961-5
... close readings of the Rap Line’s cyphers and solo mixtapes to trace their education and investment in hip-hop culture and to track their engagement with the social, cultural, and historical roots of hip hop as a specifically African American genre. As the primary songwriters of the group, RM, SUGA...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-120
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... in multiple media and is well known as a painter, weaver, storyteller, poet, and singer-songwriter. As a researcher and writer, she has also collaborated on studies of Aymara culture, based on her knowledge of Qaqachaka. Given her remarkable trajectory, she became the director of the National Museum...