If You Don't Go, Don't Hinder Me
The African American Sacred Song Tradition
Paperback ISBN: 0803289839
Examines different genres of African American sacred music of the twentieth century, emphasizing the role migration of blacks in the United States played in nurturing and spreading the evolution of gospel music.
The Drummer's Path
Moving the Spirit With Ritual and Traditional Drumming
Paperback ISBN: 0892813598
An introduction to African drumming discusses the principles and power of traditional African rhythms and explains the basics of breath, posture, and orchestration in playing African music
Hymns, Grief, and a Native American Culture in Motion
Paperback ISBN: 0873516419
In the early nineteenth century, Protestant missionaries promoted the translation of evangelical hymns into the Ojibwe language, regarding this music not only as a shared form of worship but also as a tool for rooting out native cultural identity. But for many Minnesota Ojibwe today, the hymns emerged from this history of material and cultural dispossession to become emblematic of their identity as a distinct native people. Author Michael McNally uses hymn singing as a lens to view culture in motion--to consider the broader cultural processes through which Native American peoples have creatively drawn on the resources of ritual to make room for survival, integrity, and a cultural identity within the confines of colonialism.
Sounds of Spain Book 3
5 Colorful Late Intermediate Piano Solos in Spanish Styles
Paperback ISBN: 0739052047
The beauty of the Barcarolle?the sumptuous flair of the flamenco dancer?the death-defying life of the torero?this third book in Catherine Rollin's fiery series serves up five late intermediate solos to tantalize and delight. With their rhythmic and melodic inventiveness, the pieces transport all who play or hear them to the colorful world of Spanish music.
When Reggae Was King
Trade Paperback ISBN: 0140237631
Presents an account of the history of reggae. This book describes reggae's origins and development in Jamaica, from ska to rock-steady to dub and to reggae itself, a local music which conquered the world. It relates the story of reggae to the history of Jamaica, from Colonial Island to troubled independence, and Jamaicans, from Kingston to London.