9780814770412-081477041X-Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora

Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora

ISBN-13: 9780814770412
ISBN-10: 081477041X
Author: Redmond, Shana L.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 356 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780814770412
ISBN-10: 081477041X
Author: Redmond, Shana L.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 356 pages

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Acknowledged authors Redmond, Shana L. wrote Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora comprising 356 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 081477041X and 9780814770412. Since then Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.06 or rent at the marketplace.

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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 histories of these communities through a genre emblematic of Black solidarity and citizenship: anthems. An interdisciplinary cultural history, Anthem reveals how this 'sound franchise' contributed to the growth and mobilization of the modern, Black citizen. Providing new political frames and aesthetic articulations for protest organizations and activist-musicians, Redmond reveals the anthem as a crucial musical form following World War I. Beginning with the premise that an analysis of the composition, performance, and uses of Black anthems allows for a more complex reading of racial and political formations within the twentieth century, Redmond expands our understanding of how and why diaspora was a formative conceptual and political framework of modern Black identity. By tracing key compositions and performances around the world from James Weldon Johnson's 'Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing' that mobilized the NAACP to Nina Simone's 'To Be Young, Gifted & Black' which became the Black National Anthem of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Anthem develops a robust recording of Black social movements in the twentieth century that will forever alter the way you hear race and nation.

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