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Gregory Isaacs - African Struggle (2016)  Music

Posted by aasana at Nov. 6, 2016
Gregory Isaacs - African Struggle (2016)

Gregory Isaacs - African Struggle (2016)
Reggae | 38:12 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 102 Mb
Label: African Museum / Digital Link | Year Of Release: 2016

Gregory Anthony Isaacs ⋆15 July 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica, ₫ 25 Oct 2010 in London, UK, was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. He recorded an enormous amount of songs in the genres (regular) reggae, lovers rock, roots reggae. His nickname was the Cool Ruler. By the late 1970s, Isaacs was one of the biggest reggae performers, regularly touring the US and the UK. Well-known songs are Night Nurse, Mr Cop, My Only Lover, Tune In, and Love Is Overdue.
Words and Songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone: Sound Motion, Blues Spirit, and African Memory

Words and Songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone: Sound Motion, Blues Spirit, and African Memory by MELANIE E.. BRATCHER
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0415980291 | ASIN: B001XUA9XY | 278 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

For the past eight years, I have been engaged in the study of African culture,
primarily African dance, African American music, and African aesthetics. Music can be a cultural form of expression that unifies, even arouses, large numbers of people. This is certainly true for African music as it is manifested in African American songs and sounds. In this study, I explore selected song performances of Bessie Smith (1894–1937), Billie Holiday (1915–1959), and Nina Simone (1933–2003) through the prism of African aesthetics.
Roosevelt's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on FDR by Guido van Rijn

Roosevelt's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on FDR by Guido van Rijn
English | Mar 1, 1997 | ISBN: 0878059385 | 292 Pages | EPUB | 1.7 MB
Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK (repost)

Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK by Brian Ward
English | Aug 1, 2007 | ISBN: 1578069572 | 220 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK collects in a single volume the blues and gospel songs written by African Americans about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and offers a close analysis of Kennedy's hold upon the African American imagination. These blues and gospel songs have never been transcribed and analyzed in a systematic way, so this volume provides a hitherto untapped source on the perception of one of the most intriguing American presidents.

ZDF Films - Songs of War: Music as a Weapon (2010)  

Posted by Polik88 at Feb. 25, 2015
ZDF Films - Songs of War: Music as a Weapon (2010)

ZDF Films - Songs of War: Music as a Weapon (2010)
HDTV | English | MP4 | 1280x720 | AVC 3005 Kbps 25.000 fps | AAC 160 Kbps 48.0 khz | 51mn 51s | 1.15 GB
Genre: Documentary

Music elates, touches the soul and bypasses reason. Music is magic. But precisely this magic can turn it into an insidious weapon – for music and violence belong together. The brutal power of African war dances, the ferocity of Maori Hakas, the earth-shattering roar of US sound guns blasting Metallica at Taliban hideouts – the principle is always the same: Aggressive sounds demoralise the enemy and whip the allies into a frenzy.
Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music

Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music (African Amer Music in Global Perspective) by Linda Tillery
English | Feb 26, 2010 | ISBN: 0252035143 | 248 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Drawing on fieldwork conducted at eight women's music festivals, Eileen M. Hayes shows how studying these festivals–attended by predominately white lesbians–provides critical insight into the role of music and lesbian community formation.
Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa by James T. Campbell

Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa by James T. Campbell
English | Sep 7, 1995 | ISBN: 0195078926 | 448 Pages | PDF | 28,8 MB

African Sexualities: A Reader  

Posted by AlenMiler at Aug. 21, 2014
African Sexualities: A Reader

African Sexualities: A Reader by Sylvia Tamale
June 1, 2011 | ISBN: 0857490168 | Pages: 656 | PDF | 26 MB

A groundbreaking book, accessible but scholarly, by African activists. It uses research, life stories, and artistic expression—including essays, case studies, poetry, news clips, songs, fiction, memoirs, letters, interviews, short film scripts, and photographs—to examine dominant and deviant sexualities and investigate the intersections between sex, power, masculinities, and femininities. It also opens a space, particularly for young people, to think about African sexualities in different ways.
Guido van Rijn, Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK

Guido van Rijn, Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK
ISBN: 1578069572 | edition 2007 | multi PDF | 220 pages | 13 mb

Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK collects in a single volume the blues and gospel songs written by African Americans about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and offers a close analysis of Kennedy's hold upon the African American imagination. These blues and gospel songs have never been transcribed and analyzed in a systematic way, so this volume provides a hitherto untapped source on the perception of one of the most intriguing American presidents.
Nicholas Awde, "Treasury of African Love: Poems and Proverbs"

Nicholas Awde, "Treasury of African Love: Poems and Proverbs"
Publisher: Hippocrene Books | 1997 | ISBN: 0781804833 | English/Multilingual | PDF | 224 pages | 15.68 Mb

Selection of songs and sayings from numerous African languages including Swahili, Yoruba, Berber, Zulu and Amharic.