The Music of the African Diaspora series, copublished with the Center for Black Music Research, seeks to increase our understanding of black music genres and their importance to the cultures of the Atlantic world, including their influence on African musical styles. Books in the series examine the wide-ranging music of the African diaspora--including the folk-derived musical styles of the Americas as well as European-influenced concert hall music of the entire black Atlantic world--by analyzing issues critical to our interpretation of the music itself and exploring the relationships between music and the other black expressive arts.
Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.
University of Pennsylvania
Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.
Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Black Music Research