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The Resource Representing black music culture : then, now, and when again?, William C. Banfield

Representing black music culture : then, now, and when again?, William C. Banfield

Label
Representing black music culture : then, now, and when again?
Title
Representing black music culture
Title remainder
then, now, and when again?
Statement of responsibility
William C. Banfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Book Description: In this collection of essays, interviews, and profiles, William Banfield reflects on his life as a musician and educator, as he weaves together pieces of cultural criticism and artistry, all the while paying homage to Black music of the last 40 years and beyond. In Representing Black Music Culture: Then, Now, and When Again?, Banfield honors the legacy of artists who have graced us with their work for more than half a century. The essays and interviews in this collection are enhanced by seven years of daily diary entries, which reflect on some of the country's most respected Black composers, recording artists, authors, and cultural icons. These include Ornette Coleman, Bobby McFerrin, Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, Gordon Parks, the Marsalis brothers, Spike Lee, Maya Angelou, Patrice Rushen, and many others. Though many of the individuals Banfield lauds are well-known to most readers, he also turns his attention to musicians and artists whose work, while perhaps unheralded by the world at large, are no less deserving of praise and respect for their contributions to the culture. In addition, this volume is filled with candid photographs of many of these fellow artists as they participate in expressive culture, whether on stage, on tour, in clubs, behind the scenes, in rehearsal, or even during meals and teaching class. This unique book of essays, interviews, diary entries, and Banfield's personal photographs will be of interest to scholars and students, of course, but also to general readers interested in absorbing and appreciating the beauty of Black culture
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banfield, William C.
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B2084
LC item number
A3 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
African American cultural theory and heritage
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banfield, William C
  • African American composers
  • Composers
  • African Americans
  • Banfield, William C
  • Afroamerikanische Musik
  • USA
Label
Representing black music culture : then, now, and when again?, William C. Banfield
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Then: -- 1: Growing up as a musician in Detroit -- 2: Cass Tech High -- 3: Boston (1979-1988) -- 4: Making music, finding meaning (1989-2003) -- Part 2: Now: -- 5: Hope and new directions (2004) -- 6: Slowly contemplating Boston (2005) -- Move east: space, serenity, peace of mind and creativity, and an essay about arriving home -- 7: Life lived east (2006) -- 8: New essays (2006-2008) -- Days with Ornette Coleman -- Connecting jazz to contemporary culture: how are we making jazz culturally relevant? -- iPodology: what are we being asked to plug into? -- Hop ain't hip without the music (or what happened with the music in popular culture markets?) -- Wrestling with a black aesthetic in contemporary living -- Aesthetics of sales in the contemporary marketplace post-2007 -- Closing argument on hip-hop -- Without fear of shame: the eighty-year-old debate -- American idle? -- Using your creative voices: an essay on race and artistic action -- Culture of conflict and confrontation -- Letter to my students -- Out of the woods with Bobby McFerrin -- There's something new there, but you have to find it -- 9: Representing culture (2008) -- Homage to mentors -- Modern media music culture madness -- Audacity in hope -- Wow, mom, he looks like me (an Obama poem) -- 10: Reckonings and recognitions (2009) -- Alvin Ailey Dance Company and Sweet Honey in the rock -- Letter to Dr Ysaye Barnwell -- Michael dies -- Beer summit -- Great ones passing: Horace Boyer, George Russell, Hale Smith -- 11: Closing comments on culture: entries and essays (2010) -- Roots and reason series, concerts produced by Bill Banfield, interviewed by Leslie Mahoney, Berklee Faculty News -- Warmest December -- Don't use the J word: jazz connections to culture and meaning -- Bicycling in Bangkok: considering condition, context, challenge, conflict, change, charge, cash, comfort, and complacency -- Payoff: investing yourself in a multi-toned, voiced, angled, and cultured world (May 29, 2009) -- Baking of American music culture -- 12: Tag and Coda -- Part 3: When Again: -- 13: Artist photo profiles
Control code
713189220
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780810877863
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011017278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)713189220
Label
Representing black music culture : then, now, and when again?, William C. Banfield
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Then: -- 1: Growing up as a musician in Detroit -- 2: Cass Tech High -- 3: Boston (1979-1988) -- 4: Making music, finding meaning (1989-2003) -- Part 2: Now: -- 5: Hope and new directions (2004) -- 6: Slowly contemplating Boston (2005) -- Move east: space, serenity, peace of mind and creativity, and an essay about arriving home -- 7: Life lived east (2006) -- 8: New essays (2006-2008) -- Days with Ornette Coleman -- Connecting jazz to contemporary culture: how are we making jazz culturally relevant? -- iPodology: what are we being asked to plug into? -- Hop ain't hip without the music (or what happened with the music in popular culture markets?) -- Wrestling with a black aesthetic in contemporary living -- Aesthetics of sales in the contemporary marketplace post-2007 -- Closing argument on hip-hop -- Without fear of shame: the eighty-year-old debate -- American idle? -- Using your creative voices: an essay on race and artistic action -- Culture of conflict and confrontation -- Letter to my students -- Out of the woods with Bobby McFerrin -- There's something new there, but you have to find it -- 9: Representing culture (2008) -- Homage to mentors -- Modern media music culture madness -- Audacity in hope -- Wow, mom, he looks like me (an Obama poem) -- 10: Reckonings and recognitions (2009) -- Alvin Ailey Dance Company and Sweet Honey in the rock -- Letter to Dr Ysaye Barnwell -- Michael dies -- Beer summit -- Great ones passing: Horace Boyer, George Russell, Hale Smith -- 11: Closing comments on culture: entries and essays (2010) -- Roots and reason series, concerts produced by Bill Banfield, interviewed by Leslie Mahoney, Berklee Faculty News -- Warmest December -- Don't use the J word: jazz connections to culture and meaning -- Bicycling in Bangkok: considering condition, context, challenge, conflict, change, charge, cash, comfort, and complacency -- Payoff: investing yourself in a multi-toned, voiced, angled, and cultured world (May 29, 2009) -- Baking of American music culture -- 12: Tag and Coda -- Part 3: When Again: -- 13: Artist photo profiles
Control code
713189220
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780810877863
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011017278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)713189220

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