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New Book: Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins

Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephanie Sturgis
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Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins, by David Garcia was just published by Duke University Press. The book explores how a diverse group of musicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of black music and dance’s African origins between the 1930s and 1950s, and traces how attempts to link black music and dance to Africa unintentionally reinforced the binary relationships between the West and Africa, white and black, the modern and the primitive, science and magic, and rural and urban.

For more information, and to order the paperback at a 30% discount, please visit dukeupress.edu/listening-for-africa and enter coupon code E17LISTN during checkout.


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