Black power music! : protest songs, message music, and the Black power movement /

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group,, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States, p.207 pages ; (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00799648, (OCoLC)fst00833747, (OCoLC)fst01030414, African Americans, Aspect politique, Black power, Black power., États-Unis, États-Unis., fast, Music, Music., Musique, nli, Political aspects, Political aspects., United States, United States.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction : protest songs, message music, and the Black Power Movement -- The Black Power Movement, the Black Arts Movement, and the Black aesthetic -- Motown and the emergence of message music -- Soul men, musical machismo, and the Black Power Movement -- Soul sisters, musical feminism, and the Black Women's Liberation Movement -- Funk, musical militancy, and the Black Power Movement -- Conclusion : Blackness. Power. Music.- ad infinitum."Black Power Music! is a study about music and socio-political movements, aesthetics and politics, as well as the ways in which African Americans' unique history, culture, and struggles have consistently led them to create musics that have served as the soundtracks or 'mouthpieces' for their socio-political aspirations and frustrations, their socio-political organizations and movements. Drawing on thinking from a variety of disciplines whose discourses traditionally are kept mostly apart, the author finds the consilience that binds these disciplines together vis-à-vis black power music. The book will be essential reading for all students engaged in black popular music studies, African American studies, popular culture studies, ethnic studies as well as sociology, ethnomusicology and political science"--