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Jazz Transatlantic, Volume II: Jazz Derivatives and Developments in Twentieth-Century Africa - American Made Music Series (Hardback)
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Jazz Transatlantic, Volume II: Jazz Derivatives and Developments in Twentieth-Century Africa - American Made Music Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 30/10/2017
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In Jazz Transatlantic, Volume II, renowned scholar Gerhard Kubik extends and expands the epic exploration he began in Jazz Transatlantic, Volume I. This second volume amplifies how musicians influenced by swing, bebop, and post-bop influenced musicians in Africa from the end of World War II into the 1970s were interacting with each other and re-creating jazz. Much like the first volume, Kubik examines musicians who adopted a wide variety of jazz genres, from the jive and swing of the 1940s to modern jazz. Drawing on personal encounters with the artists, as well as his extensive field diaries and engagement with colleagues, Kubik looks at the individual histories of musicians and composers within jazz in Africa. He pays tribute to their lives and work in a wider social context.

The influences of European music are also included in both volumes as it is the constant mixing of sources and traditions that Kubik seeks to describe. Each of these groundbreaking volumes explores the international cultural exchange that shaped and continues to shape jazz. Together, these volumes culminate an integral recasting of international jazz history.

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781496806086
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm


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"With Jazz Transatlantic, Gerhard Kubik has demonstrated, once again, that he is a seasoned researcher, scholar, and educator. Kubik leaves no stone unturned. Jazz Transatlantic synthesizes known knowledge about the genesis and dissemination of the word jazz and its practice as seen in the light of a new intellectual prism on both sides of the Atlantic. He avoids fashionable jargon and uses simple language accessible to readers of all levels. The author has cast the jazz topic in a mixture of related stories, such as the rise of Samba in Brazil and the development of Congolese popular music, in order to create a broader picture of jazz. Jazz Transatlantic is divided into two volumes. Each volume does not contain mere reporting of ethnographic data and reviews of the existing literature on jazz, but an excursion into learning experience about more than music. It is contextualized in a broader cultural frame of reference and interpreted in light of theory and methodology from the fields of history, anthropology, linguistics, psychology, and ethnomusicology. In short, Jazz Transatlantic is quintessential research, par excellence, with which to unveil the significance, and to decipher the meaning, of any cultural expression."
--Dr. Kazadi wa Mukuna, professor of ethnomusicology and director of the African Ensemble at the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, Kent State University; author of many books including Bantu Contribution in Brazilian Popular Music: Ethnomusicological Perspectives; The Ox and the Slave: A Satirical Music Drama in Brazil; and Musical Cultures of the World

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