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Roots Of The Blues : An African Search

Samuel Charters

Roots Of The Blues : An African Search

by Samuel Charters

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Roots Jam 2: West African and Afro-Latin Drum Rhythms. An expanded collection of over traditional West African, Afro-Latin, and Middle Eastern rhythms, arranged for ready reference for individual learning or ensemble play. Covers djembe and dunun/bell parts and variations, in box (grid) notation for clear display of timing.   Blues guitarist (corum_l, Flickr). Contrary to what some people believe, the blues is not “slave music.” Although it was cultivated by the descendants of slaves, the blues was the expression of freed African Americans. The Great Migration .

  A book about the African American acoustic roots blues scene in Washington, DC from to present. University Press of Mississippi American Made Music Series. Leading up to the s, African American music came to the attention of the white music industry and white music audiences. In W. C. Handy became the "Father of the Blues" with his composition, Memphis inspiration for the style came from an African American musical practice of singing away one's sorrows to move on and up away from them.

Sign-up for User Accounts. Choose this option if you are looking to change your band/artist information, want detailed tracking information on bands/artists, or get . Through poems and poetic prose pieces, acclaimed children's author Arnold Adoff celebrates that uniquely American form of music called the blues. In his signature “shaped speech” style, he creates a narrative of moments and joyous music, from the drums of the ancestors, the red dirt of the plantations, the current of the mighty Mississippi, and the shackles, blood, and tears of 4/5(2).


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Roots Of The Blues : An African Search by Samuel Charters Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Roots of the Blues not only reveals Charters's remarkable talent in discussing African folk music and its relationship with American blues; it demonstrates his power as a descriptive and narrative writer. Using extensive quotations of song lyrics and some remarkable photographs of the musicians, Charters has created a unique contribution to Cited by: The Roots of the Blues not only reveals Charters's remarkable talent in discussing African folk music and its relationship with American blues; it demonstrates his power as a descriptive and narrative writer.

Using extensive quotations of song lyrics and some remarkable photographs of the musicians, Charters has created a unique contribution to /5(3). African Journey: A Search for the Roots is a blues album by an American historian Samuel Charters and an attempt to trace the roots and influences of American blues from the s and s back to the tribal music of West Africa.

He draws connections and similarities through song content and instrument type and usage. In he traveled the length of the crescent from.

The roots of the blues: an African search. [Samuel Charters] I went to Africa to find the roots of the blues. So Samuel Charters begins the extraordinary story of his research.

But what began as a study of how the blues was handed down from African slaves to # PRO Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy). Get this from a library. The roots of the blues: an African search. [Samuel Charters] -- Discusses African folk music and its relationship with American blues.

The Roots of the Blues, An African Search by American Author & Musicologist Samuel Charters • Paperback, pages • Published American author and musicologist Charters sets out on an adventure's in the Gambia. Hoping to find the link to.

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Books Go Search Hello Select your address /5(3). Roots: The Saga of an American Family is a novel written by Alex tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent, sold into slavery in Africa, transported to North America; following his life and the lives of his descendants in the United States down to release of the novel, combined with its hugely popular television Author: Alex Haley.

The Roots of the Blues not only reveals Charters's remarkable talent in discussing African folk music and its relationship with American blues; it demonstrates his power as a descriptive and narrative writer.

Using extensive quotations of song lyrics and some remarkable photographs of the musicians, Charters has created a unique contribution to /5(11). The Roots of the Blues not only reveals Charters's remarkable talent in discussing African folk music and its relationship with American blues; it demonstrates his power as a descriptive and narrative writer.

Using extensive quotations of song lyrics and some remarkable photographs of the musicians, Charters has created a unique contribution to Author: Samuel Barclay Charters.

African roots. There are few characteristics common to all blues, as the genre takes its shape from the peculiarities of each individual performance. Some characteristics, however, were present prior to the creation of the modern blues, and are common to most styles of African American earliest blues-like music was a "functional expression, rendered in a call.

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Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Minus. No Edition Stated. 8 pages of B&W photos. Authors journey to Africa to find the roots of the blues where he trie s to uncover the origins of a music which had a profound impact on the art, culture, music and politics of the west.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Roots and Blues: A Celebration by Arnold Adoff and R. Gregory Christie strength and stories of African American history and experiences through poems and vignettes that celebrate both blues music and an enduring spirit finding ways to stay alive, survive, and thrive.

“Sometimes: / It is only the insistent cry out of the mouth / of this. The Roots of the Blues | 'I went to Africa to find the roots of the blues.' So Samuel Charters begins the extraordinary story of his research. But what began as a study of how the blues was handed down from African slaves to musicians of today via the.

Blues guitarist (corum_l, Flickr). Contrary to what some people believe, the blues is not “slave music.” Although it was cultivated by the descendants of slaves, the blues was the expression of freed African Americans.

The Great Migration directly influenced the blues’ many evolutions. Many of the instruments historically used in African American music, including the banjo and the drum, have antecedents in African musical instruments, and many features common to African American music likewise have roots in African musical traditions, such as the call and response song form and an immersive approach to singing.

Charters, Samuel. The Roots of the Blues: An African Search. Salem, N.H.: Marion Boyars, Inc. p. Photos. $ This is the second book on the subject of the relationship of African-American blues to the black African musical tradition-the .The trip took one year and the idea behind was to search for the African roots of blues and jazz.

I was hitchhiking and walking all the way from Yugoslavia, through Greece, then Egypt, Sudan, until I reached Uganda, where I became a student of the famous court music xylophone teacher Evorista Muyinda.Radio Africa: African classics: African journey "A search for the roots of the blues" Reviews of classic recordings from Africa Volumes 1 and 2: In the early s Samuel Charters travelled to West Africa in order to trace the roots of the blues, especially the "pre-war" style of the s and s.

He recorded musicians in Ghana, The Gambia and Senegal, focusing on the music of .