Few will dispute the profound effect that African American song and circulate has had in American and international tradition. Dancing Many Drums explores that effect via a groundbreaking choice of essays on African American dance background, concept, and perform. In so doing, it reevaluates "black" and "African American " as either racial and dance different types. Abundantly illustrated, the quantity contains pictures of a wide selection of dance varieties and performers, from ring shouts, vaudeville, and social dances to specialist dance businesses and Hollywood motion picture dancing.
Bringing jointly problems with race, gender, politics, heritage, and dance, Dancing Many Drums levels broadly, together with discussions of dance guide songs, the blues aesthetic, and Katherine Dunham’s debatable ballet approximately lynching, Southland. additionally, there are photograph essays: the 1st on African dance in big apple by way of famous dance photographer Mansa Mussa, and one other at the 1934 "African opera," Kykunkor, or the Witch Woman.
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