Encyclopedia of African American Music 3 Volume Set
English | 1200 pages | ISBN-10: 0313341990 | PDF | 8.28 MB
African Americans' historical roots are encapsulated in the lyrics, melodies, and rhythms of their music
. In the 18th and 19th centuries, African slaves, longing for emancipation, expressed their hopes and dreams through spirituals. Inspired by African civilization and culture, as well as religion, art, literature, and social issues, this influential, joyous, tragic, uplifting, challenging, and enduring music
evolved into many diverse genres, including jazz, blues, rock and roll, soul, swing, and hip hop. Providing a lyrical history of our nation, this groundbreaking encyclopedia, the first of its kind, showcases all facets of African American music
including folk, religious, concert and popular styles.