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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 96–113.
Published: 01 May 2013
... trumpet used interchangeably, world of stillness and contemplation, altogether dif- each as a device for bringing line and de nition to ferent from the dynamism and restlessness of Bar- Miles’s face and — particularly, piercingly — his eyes. boza’s thousands of photographs of jazz club perfor...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 8–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... a lodestar, a touchstone, and a balm for that self-same Jamaican soul. Miles Davis provided, at the very least, jazz as a musical genre, as a mode of being deeply inflected by race, as a means of delivering solace, succor, and sustenance for two black souls. While there is no symmetry, perfect or imperfect...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and communal systems, a distorted signifier of “authentic” diasporic art forms like jazz and carnival for touristic economies, and a futurological imaginary that can reclaim both physical and psychic autonomy through reengagement with the city’s population on its own visual and sonic terms. mak1018...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 210–217.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... French hip-hop is the second-largest-selling in its genre in the world, and it is not surprising that it has resonated with young immigrant populations. There is a vital jazz scene in France but also a growing specter of racism. I am interested in recording the ways in which black bodies exist...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 218–219.
Published: 01 November 2016
...-written assertion that Basquiat’s work owes a debt to hip-hop. Instead, Saggese considers the artist’s attention to and affection for improvisational jazz and the ways it impacted his practice. In the final chapter, the author takes up Basquiat’s engagement with Beat poets and the cultures they created...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in Los Angeles pushed the parameters of consciously black art by offering a fundamental reevaluation of the meaning art could have in black lives. Much like avant-garde jazz musicians, visual artists developed a unique mixed-media language that combined themes of political insurgency, communitarian...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 48–51.
Published: 01 May 2014
... within jazz and improvised music, with particular attention to the varieties of musical and social configuration. Starting with the concept of the solo and its place in ad hoc ensembles and in working bands, the article then considers other manifestations of organization in creative music, especially...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 52–54.
Published: 01 May 2014
... on the second day of the conference. Corbett and Lewis address the structures of improvisational jazz as well as forms of musical pedagogy and organization, in discussing the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Afrofuturist discourse, and the legacy of Sun Ra. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 124.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Elsabeth W. Giorgis Copyright © 2001 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2001 artist whose composition was said splendor of love and the ache of The modern jazz renaissance On Monk...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 21–23.
Published: 01 November 1996
... between the two men relaxing in the room and the intensity light for it's own individualized space. The subway passageway of the overhead lights suggest something about the nature of jazz becomes a universal underground chamber in which history, at some music itself: here...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 58–61.
Published: 01 May 1998
.... which Jazz is an exemplar. Jazz gave American Especially for Ray whose sympathies as an art an independent and influential identity artist was clearly more with Apollonaire and H]© 0[M][o)@0^©K]©...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 58–63.
Published: 01 November 2001
..., the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King's death, riots, and the poverty of as that's where they played jazz at night the ghettoes. Smith's work came to reflect these struggles; his view was Smith's goal has been, from the very beginning, to depict the Black contribution...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 26–29.
Published: 01 November 2001
... in a static image. Ndiaye later returned to this technique by creating a representation of musical rhythms in his series, Jazz and Blues...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 94–95.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Claire Tancons Copyright © 2003 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2003 the piece in Hammons' usual play meanings of words heavily community and jazz critiques alike. David Hammons...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 120–127.
Published: 01 November 2009
... - In an influential essay, “Formalizing an African dants of African slave culture—blues, jazz, gospel, American Aesthetic,” the artist and critic Robert L. bebop—and in particular, “the new thing,” the so...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 38–45.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... Fictional episodes orbit around fragments of archival footage in a partially silent movie where dialogue is sometimes muted and new jazz music stands in. Michael X appears in archival frag• ments, episodes from a decade of de/revolution. Each time we Three Song on Pain, Time and Light...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 56–69.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to jazz music, an experi- fied on white American, African American, African, ence that freed his imagination from the relatively and Afro-­Cuban musical forms through impro- closed world of the Ethiopian elite.4 This early visatory formal permutations. Crucially, however, encounter with jazz — before...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 80–85.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... Skunder proceeded to pick up odd jobs to pay for his expenses, among them jazz discotheoues...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 62–63.
Published: 01 November 1998
... art history. Lewis, an African American, was seem to have embraced the metaphor with an almost over-the- just one of a significant group of black abstract painters working top enthusiasm. This was especially true of jazz musicians, who, in New York in the 1940s and 50s...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 66–73.
Published: 01 May 2014
... be much to look at, record, But Sun Ra, the experimental composer, jazz musi- • Smith • Black Collectivities Nka 67...