Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas (Music of the African Diaspora)

Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas (Music of the African Diaspora)

Martin Munro


Long a taboo topic between critics, rhythm eventually takes heart degree during this book's astounding, wide-ranging exam of various black cultures around the New international. Martin Munro’s groundbreaking paintings lines the central—and contested—role of song in shaping identities, politics, social background, and inventive expression. beginning with enslaved African musicians, Munro takes us to Haiti, Trinidad, the French Caribbean, and to the civil rights period within the usa. alongside the best way, he highlights such figures as Toussaint Louverture, Jacques Roumain, Jean Price-Mars, The strong Sparrow, goalé Césaire, Edouard Glissant, Joseph Zobel, Daniel Maximin, James Brown, and Amiri Baraka. Bringing to mild new connections between black cultures, Munro exhibits how rhythm has been either a power marker of race in addition to a dynamic strength for swap at nearly each significant turning element in black New global history.

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