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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 18.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Nellie Wong Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 INSTRUMENTAL NellieWong RHYTHM Cooking sweet and sour rock cod Playing cool jazz, yeah! Whether tenor saxophone or trumpet Pat the fish dry, sprinkle salt and pepper And the notes fly, syncopate Pour oil into the wok, get...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Habana, Las Krudas borrow from shared diasporic resources (hip-hop culture/rap music, African drum rhythms and chants) when fashioning a musical aesthetic that allows for the articulation of the “local” as well as the “global.” Finally, I move beyond Foucault's spatial model of disciplinary power...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 15–18.
Published: 01 September 2008
... bases and beats that take off the heat as they ready Aim Fire! on innocent civilians that look like terrorists I said hip hop hip hippety hip hop and you don't stop don't stop don't stop gun shots keeping rhythm to the bang bang boogie up jumped the boogie to the boogie of the rhythm of the beat beat...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the term to refer to loud parties held by urban blacks; eventually, the term came to refer to mainstream interpretations of African dances and musical rhythms. Interestingly, the rumbacraze first surfaced abroad in Paris. Many of the initial performers were white Spaniards. North Americans' enthusiasm...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 278–281.
Published: 01 October 2019
... A mouthful of continents                 consonants                              and not enough vowels Too many syllables for your tongue to untangle                 The rhythm                               The order The rhyme of my true name The name imprinted on my heart...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 122–124.
Published: 01 September 2002
... dresses, even rich folks' underwear. I probably will never stop ironing even though it's smart to look wrinkled these days. Savoring the rhythm, the honesty, on this, the hottest night of the year, I stand here, ironing, ironing. 124 NELLIE WONG ...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 264–266.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., to struggles for visibility in the 1990s" (76). According to Mosby, Bernard's poetry is defined by the presence of exclamations, marked rhythms, and wordplay in English, Spanish, and Limonese Creole. Bernard's main body of work, which focuses on the cultural connections between Africa and the Americas...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 78–102.
Published: 01 September 2015
... into the rhythm, forcing hips to wind around themselves, calling on a powerful Afro-Caribbean tradition. By rolling, wining, or otherwise wukking her hips, any "gal" is able to display an isolated control of her movement, direct any attention her body has attracted, and by circling this particular section...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2018
... contributors, and gives voice to its own subject and space. Traveling through China, Russia, the United States, and the transnational sphere, these poems syncopate with a rhythm that transcends borders. Wendy Thompson Taiwo's Memoir tells of growing up and mothering as a Black Chinese American woman who...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
... that "the dancer has direction and purpose. The purpose is to communicate" (Primus 1996, 5), while Asante notes that dance is functional; every dance serves a function. Asante also notes that knowledge of rhythm is essential to the performance (Asante 1996, 207). In this case, the function ofHinds's dance...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in the figure of La Vendida. As an embodiment of chronopolitics, the figure of La Vendida is structured by and, in turn, structures time for Chicana subjects through normative rhythms ofbelonging, accumulation, and reproductivity. Such notions of time, Judith Halberstam notes, reveal "how respectability...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 158–184.
Published: 01 April 2022
...; a rainbow-striped tie dangles around her neck. Fortuna’s 2021 music video Afro E with Dominican rapper AcentOh further exemplifies her celebration of Afro-Dominican culture in lyrics and rhythms but is also queered through the humor that it incorporates as well. A short clip at the end of the video...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 September 2018
... sketch the code-switching, jazzed up, and jagged landscapes navigated by its protagonist and, by extension, Black women surviving ever present attempts to tokenize the presence of Blackness in the white midst. Moving to a slower yet just as powerfully insistent rhythm, “Summer Girl” also resonates...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 503–515.
Published: 01 October 2023
... the beginning of some of the tales on me, watching my facial expressions for clues on whether it might be a good pick. The show finally started with the thumping of Diane’s rhythm stick hitting the floor of the stage as she sang, “I’m so glad I’m here to share my story.” She then quickly taught us a song...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): ix–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2001
... by showing readers that the black/white model of'race' which was prevalent in the United States until comparatively recently is inaccurate for most of the world, as it is in the United States.4 In this issue, Nellie Wong's poem, which expresses the joy of music and food combined with the rhythms of jazz...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 April 2024
... turned into a vibrant and intense soundscape. It was at this moment when affective performance involving Ainu regalia took place. As the rhythm was set and the audience synced in with the grooves, the huci stopped the circle, took their gowns off, and placed them on the visitors. The regalia are made...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 September 2010
... comes even closer to Bakhtin's spirit of Carnival as subversion, with its resolute focus on pleasure and the body, rather than on grievance per se. The genre is alternately described as a form of calypso that draws on East Indian drumming or rhythm and as a combination of soul (or American soul music...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 October 2021
... heartbeat accompanied the rhythms of sun-soaked hands shaping yeast rolls, knotted hair blooming into braids, palms slathering salves on mahogany chests, fingers coaxing seedlings out of the ground. I have been told that living is memory work. Hello, I said. I love you. Thank you for holding me. We...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 162–182.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in which the musical rhythms invoke a Spanish-speaking and English-speaking Black culture. However, I would argue that the salsagenre has become too Eurocentric. Musicians and singers have moved far away from the improvisation style of sonerosg,rounded in Africanness as opposed to the more Europeanized...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the blueprints rise off the dirt and watch it happen before their eyes. It took time. For months they could communicate with each other only through the sound of their tambores . The coded percussion was the first way they made the blueprint-soil rumble. The messages in the rhythm made it all the way...
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