Music of the African Diaspora

The Music of the African Diaspora series is a dynamic collection of work invested in the exploration and documentation of the long global histories of Black musical innovation. Interdisciplinary in its approach, the series highlights the ways in which the sonic practices and traditions of the African descended engage in and reflect varying racial, social, and political formations across time and space. These award-winning books interpret the music and animate its context in order to amplify the sounds of the Black world.

Series Editors:

Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., University of Pennsylvania

Shana L. Redmond, Ph.D., University of Southern California

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Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris

Rashida K. Braggs
Music of the African Diaspora, 18
$29.95, £22.95 Paperback
January 2016
$70.00, £51.95 Hardcover
January 2016

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The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop

Guthrie P. Ramsey
Music of the African Diaspora, 17
$34.95, £24.95 Hardcover
May 2013

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Blowin’ the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene

Travis A. Jackson
Music of the African Diaspora, 16
$34.95, £24.95 Paperback
June 2012
$75.00, £55.95 Hardcover
June 2012

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Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Timothy Rommen
Music of the African Diaspora, 15
$34.95, £24.95 Paperback
May 2011
$65.00, £48.95 Hardcover
May 2011

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Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas

Martin Munro
Music of the African Diaspora, 14
$75.00, £55.95 Hardcover
July 2010

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Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music

Amiri Baraka
Music of the African Diaspora, 13
$24.95, £18.95 Paperback
April 2010

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The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Alton Augustus Adams, Mark Clague
Music of the African Diaspora, 12
$85.00, £62.95 Hardcover
April 2008

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"Mek Some Noise": Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad

Timothy Rommen
Music of the African Diaspora, 11
$29.95, £22.95 Paperback
April 2007

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From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz

Raul A. Fernandez
Music of the African Diaspora, 10
$34.95, £24.95 Paperback
May 2006

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Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba

Robin D. Moore
Music of the African Diaspora, 9
$34.95, £24.95 Paperback
April 2006