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By Thomas F. Defrantz

Few will dispute the profound impression that African American song and flow has had in American and global tradition. Dancing Many Drums explores that impact 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 comprises pictures of a large choice of dance types 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 largely, together with discussions of dance guideline songs, the blues aesthetic, and Katherine Dunham’s arguable ballet approximately lynching, Southland. additionally, there are photograph essays: the 1st on African dance in long island via famous dance photographer Mansa Mussa, and one other at the 1934 "African opera," Kykunkor, or the Witch Woman.

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