Few will dispute the profound effect that African American song and move has had in American and global tradition. Dancing Many Drums explores that impact via a groundbreaking number of essays on African American dance historical past, thought, and perform. In so doing, it reevaluates "black" and "African American " as either racial and dance different types. Abundantly illustrated, the quantity comprises photographs of a wide selection of dance types and performers, from ring shouts, vaudeville, and social dances to expert dance businesses and Hollywood motion picture dancing.
Bringing jointly problems with race, gender, politics, background, and dance, Dancing Many Drums levels commonly, together with discussions of dance guideline songs, the blues aesthetic, and Katherine Dunham’s debatable ballet approximately lynching, Southland. additionally, there are photograph essays: the 1st on African dance in ny via famous dance photographer Mansa Mussa, and one other at the 1934 "African opera," Kykunkor, or the Witch Woman.
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