Music of the African Diaspora

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.

Series Editors:

Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.
University of Pennsylvania
Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.
Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Black Music Research

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

Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.
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
$31.95, £21.95 Paperback
June 2012
$73.95, £51.00 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
$31.95, £21.95 Paperback
May 2011
$63.00, £43.95 Hardcover
May 2011

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Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas

Martin Munro
Music of the African Diaspora, 14
$31.95, £21.95 Paperback
July 2010
$68.95, £47.95 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, £16.95 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
$52.95, £36.95 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, £19.95 Paperback
April 2007

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From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz

Raul A. Fernandez
Music of the African Diaspora, 10
$29.95, £19.95 Paperback
May 2006

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Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba

Robin D. Moore
Music of the African Diaspora, 9
$33.95, £23.95 Paperback
April 2006

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Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

William T. Dargan
Music of the African Diaspora, 8
$57.95, £39.95 Hardcover
June 2006