Avancerad sökning
Din kundvagn är tom
Ändra i din kundvagn Gå till kassan
Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra
  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201203
  • Antal sidor: 328
  • Vikt i gram: 649
  • ISBN10:082235148X
  • ISBN13:9780822351481

Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra

(Inbunden)
Beskrivning:

In this remarkable book, Steven Feld, pioneer of the anthropology of sound, listens to the vernacular cosmopolitanism of jazz players in Ghana. Some have traveled widely, played with American jazz greats, and blended the innovations of John Coltrane with local instruments and worldviews. Combining memoir, biography, ethnography, and history, Feld conveys a diasporic intimacy and dialogue that contests American nationalist and Afrocentric narratives of jazz history. His stories of Accra's jazz cosmopolitanism feature Ghanaba/Guy Warren (1923-2008), the eccentric drummer who befriended the likes of Charlie Parker, Max Roach, and Thelonious Monk in the United States in the 1950s, only to return, embittered, to Ghana, where he became the country's leading experimentalist. Others whose stories figure prominently are Nii Noi Nortey, who fuses the legacies of the black avant-gardes of the 1960s and 1970s with pan-African philosophy in sculptural shrines to Coltrane and musical improvisations inspired by his work; the percussionist Nii Otoo Annan, a traditional master inspired by Coltrane's drummers Elvin Jones and Rashied Ali; and a union of Accra truck and minibus drivers whose squeeze-bulb honk-horn music for drivers' funerals recalls the jazz funerals of New Orleans. Feld describes these artists' cosmopolitan outlook as an "acoustemology," a way of knowing the world through sound.

Kundrecensioner och bloggar

Sök fler böcker:

Kunder som köpt denna bok har
även köpt:
Lägg i kundvagn Pris199 kr
Ibland mår jag inte så bra
av Lindgren, Therése
Lägg i kundvagn Pris170 kr
Uppgång och fall
av Strömquist, Liv
Lägg i kundvagn Pris194 kr
Miniatyrmakaren
av Burton, Jessie
Pris54 kr
Min mors självbiografi
av Kincaid, Jamaica
Pris203 kr