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by Steven Feld


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Includes bibliographical references and index

Includes bibliographical references and index. Acoustemology in Accra : on jazz cosmopolitanism - Guy Warren/Ghanaba : from Afro-jazz to Handel via Max Roach - Nii Noi Nortey : from pan-Africanism to Afrifones via John Coltrane - Nii Otoo Annan : from toads to polyrhythm via Elvin Jones and Rashied Ali - Por por : from honk horns to jazz funerals via New Orleans - Beyond.

Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra is an important theoretical intervention in ‘cosmopolitanism from below’ and a powerful narrative about jazz as an African diasporic art form from the standpoint of musicians in Accra. Stephen Hager Notes). Jazz Cosmopolitanism is a lively and important book, one that uses the vehicles of dialogue and sound to unearth the complex cultural and political dynamics that connect a group of urban Africans to the diaspora and wider world.

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Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana. Duke University Press, 2012. xii + 312 pp. Photographs.

Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra defies the conventions of academic ethnography in its book format as well. Readers may be surprised to find Feld's narrative voice unburdened by the dense theoretical prose of his earlier work, and focused instead on storytelling

Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra defies the conventions of academic ethnography in its book format as well. Readers may be surprised to find Feld's narrative voice unburdened by the dense theoretical prose of his earlier work, and focused instead on storytelling. In fact, he seeks to demonstrate the viability of stories, recordings, and film to perform important theoretical work, arguing that "stories clear substantial space for representing contemporary musical biographies at the cosmopolitan crossroads of modern jazz and modern Africa" (p. 10).

In this remarkable book, Steven Feld, pioneer of the anthropology of sound, listens to the vernacular cosmopolitanism of jazz players in Ghana. Some have traveled widely, played with American jazz greats, and blended the innovations of John Coltrane with local instruments and worldviews. Combining memoir, biography, ethnography, and history, Feld conveys a diasporic intimacy and dialogue that contests American nationalist and Afrocentric narratives of jazz history.

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New List New Article New Book New Video New Post New Score new. Home Journals African Music 2012 Vol. 9 No. 2. Steven Feld. Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra. Five Musical Years in Ghana. In: African Music: Journal of the African Music Society, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 176-178.

In this remarkable book, Steven Feld, pioneer of the anthropology of sound, listens to the vernacular cosmopolitanism of jazz players in Ghana

In this remarkable book, Steven Feld, pioneer of the anthropology of sound, listens to the vernacular cosmopolitanism of jazz players in Ghana.

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In this remarkable book, Steven Feld, pioneer of the anthropology of sound, listens to the vernacular cosmopolitanism of jazz players in Ghana. Some have traveled widely, played with American jazz greats, and blended the innovations of John Coltrane with local instruments and worldviews. Combining memoir, biography, ethnography, and history, Feld conveys a diasporic intimacy and dialogue that contests American nationalist and Afrocentric narratives of jazz history. His stories of Accra's jazz cosmopolitanism feature Ghanaba/Guy Warren (1923–2008), the eccentric drummer who befriended the likes of Charlie Parker, Max Roach, and Thelonious Monk in the United States in the 1950s, only to return, embittered, to Ghana, where he became the country's leading experimentalist. Others whose stories figure prominently are Nii Noi Nortey, who fuses the legacies of the black avant-gardes of the 1960s and 1970s with pan-African philosophy in sculptural shrines to Coltrane and musical improvisations inspired by his work; the percussionist Nii Otoo Annan, a traditional master inspired by Coltrane's drummers Elvin Jones and Rashied Ali; and a union of Accra truck and minibus drivers whose squeeze-bulb honk-horn music for drivers' funerals recalls the jazz funerals of New Orleans. Feld describes these artists' cosmopolitan outlook as an "acoustemology," a way of knowing the world through sound.
Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana download epub
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Author: Steven Feld
ISBN: 0822351625
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Books (March 9, 2012)
Pages: 328 pages