Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans Richard Brent Turner

ISBN: 9780253004109

Published: August 11th 2009

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198 pages


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Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans  by  Richard Brent Turner

Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans by Richard Brent Turner
August 11th 2009 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 198 pages | ISBN: 9780253004109 | 7.60 Mb

In his new book, Richard Brent Turner explores the history andcontemporary significance of the popular religious traditions, identities, andperformance forms celebrated in the second lines of the jazz street parades of blackNew Orleans. The secondMoreIn his new book, Richard Brent Turner explores the history andcontemporary significance of the popular religious traditions, identities, andperformance forms celebrated in the second lines of the jazz street parades of blackNew Orleans.

The second line is the group of dancers who follow the first processionof church and club members, brass bands, and grand marshals. Here musical andreligious traditions interplay. Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black NewOrleans examines the relationship of jazz to indigenous religion and spirituality.It explores how the African diasporist religious identities and musical traditions-- from Haiti and West and Central Africa -- are reinterpreted in New Orleans jazzand popular religious performances, while describing how the participants in thesecond line create their own social space and become proficient in the arts ofpolitical disguise, resistance, and performance.



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