Anthem : social movements and the sound of solidarity in the African diaspora /

"For people of African descent, music constitutes a unique domain of expression. From traditional West African drumming to South African kwaito, from spirituals to hip-hop, Black life and history has been dynamically displayed and contested through sound. Shana Redmond excavates the sonic histo...

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Main Author: Redmond, Shana L. (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : NYU Press, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Anthem : toward a sound franchise
  • From race to nation : "Ethiopia" and pan-African pageantry in the UNIA
  • Extending diaspora : the NAACP and up-"lift" cultures in the interwar Black Pacific
  • Songs of free men : the sound migrations of "Ol' man river"
  • Women's work : "We shall overcome" and the culture of the picket line
  • Soul intact : CORE, conversions, and covers of "To be young, gifted and Black"
  • Sounds of exile : "Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika" and ANC ambassadors
  • Conclusion. The last anthem : resonance, legacy, and loss at the close of the century.