Anthem

Black anthems construct an alternative constellation of citizenship—new imagined communities that challenge the “we” of the “melting pot” or democratic state, yet install new definitions of “we” in its place.32 Exposed here is a ...

Anthem

Anthem

For people of African descent, music constitutes a unique domain of expression. From traditional West African drumming to South African kwaito, from spirituals to hip-hop, Black life and history has been dynamically displayed and contested through sound. Shana Redmond excavates the sonic histories of these communities through a genre emblematic of Black solidarity and citizenship: anthems. An interdisciplinary cultural history, Anthem reveals how this “sound franchise” contributed to the growth and mobilization of the modern, Black citizen. Providing new political frames and aesthetic articulations for protest organizations and activist-musicians, Redmond reveals the anthem as a crucial musical form following World War I. Beginning with the premise that an analysis of the composition, performance, and uses of Black anthems allows for a more complex reading of racial and political formations within the twentieth century, Redmond expands our understanding of how and why diaspora was a formative conceptual and political framework of modern Black identity. By tracing key compositions and performances around the world—from James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” that mobilized the NAACP to Nina Simone’s “To Be Young, Gifted & Black” which became the Black National Anthem of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)—Anthem develops a robust recording of Black social movements in the twentieth century that will forever alter the way you hear race and nation.

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Alternative Anthem
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: John Agard
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited

John Agard has been broadening the canvas of British poetry for the past 30 years with his mischievous, satirical fables which overturn all our expectations. Alternative Anthem is a live album of poems from books published over three decades, with a DVD of filmed highlights from recent performances. It includes
America's National Anthem:
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: John R. Vile
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-13 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This A–Z encyclopedia is a one-stop resource for understanding the history and evolution of the national anthem in American politics, culture, and mythology, as well as controversies surrounding its emergence as a lightning rod for political protests and statements. This reference work serves as a comprehensive resource for understanding all
Cultures of Arab Schooling
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John R. Vile
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: SUNY Press

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Sound Tracks
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: John Connell, Chris Gibson
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-09-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Sound Tracks is the first comprehensive book on the new geography of popular music, examining the complex links between places, music and cultural identities. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music', and explores the diverse meanings of
Alternative Anthem
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: John Agard
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

Books about Alternative Anthem