African Songs

Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Feb. 27, 2015
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.

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.
Folk-Songs of the South: Collected Under the Auspices of the West Virginia Folk-Lore Society

John Harrington Cox, Alan Jabbour, "Folk-Songs of the South: Collected Under the Auspices of the West Virginia Folk-Lore Society"
English | ISBN: 1938228685 | 2013 | 753 pages | PDF | 6 MB

Josh Groban - Illuminations (2010) [South African Tour Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at March 7, 2016
Josh Groban - Illuminations (2010) [South African Tour Ed.]

Josh Groban - Illuminations (2010) [South African Tour Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 405 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 172 Mb | Scans | 205 Mb | Time: 01:03:29
Genre: Vocal, Operatic Pop, Easy Listening | Label: Warner Bros. Records | Cat.: WBCD 2291

Illuminations is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Josh Groban, produced by Rick Rubin. Similar to his previous albums, Illuminations contains songs sung in a variety of languages, including his first take on a Portuguese song, "Você Existe Em Mim", which Groban co-wrote with Lester Mendez and Carlinhos Brown. South African Tour Edition with 3 bonus songs.
Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-Era African American Performance

Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-Era African American Performance by Stephanie Leigh Batiste
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0822348985, 082234923X | 352 pages | PDF | 2,6 MB

African Head Charge - Songs Of Praise (1990)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 14, 2015
African Head Charge - Songs Of Praise (1990)

African Head Charge - Songs Of Praise (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Psychedelic Dub, Reggae | Label: On-U Sound | # ON-U CD12 | Time: 00:59:19

Not very many reggae albums acknowledge Alan Lomax in the credits. But then, African Head Charge (a band with a constantly changing membership led by percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah) doesn't really make typical reggae albums. Although the one-drop beat (provided on this album by Lincoln "Style" Scott) influences everything and the basslines have a typical tidal undertow, the stuff that Noah layers on top of the mix has more to do with ethnomusicology than the dancehall. The song titles say it all: "Cattle Herders Chant," a field recording of call-and-response chanting overlaid with Nyahbinghi drums and highlife guitar; "My God," eerie, minor-key African-American church singing supported by a chugging reggae bassline, bare-bones drumming, and the sound of running water; "Deer Spirit Song," an unidentifiable indigenous song in 9/8 meter with a gently driving rockers beat and occasional sound effects thrown in. This is an exceptionally beautiful album, but in a deeply strange way.
Icons of African American Protest: Trailblazing Activists of the Civil Rights Movement (repost)

Icons of African American Protest: Trailblazing Activists of the Civil Rights Movement by Gladys Knight
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0313340625 | 760 pages | PDF | 4,2 MB
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.
William Parker - I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (2010) [2CD] {AUM Fidelity}

William Parker - I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (2010) [2CD] {AUM Fidelity}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 957 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 333 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 52 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 AUM Fidelity | AUM062/63
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Modern Creative / Soul Jazz / Bass

Released by AUM Fidelity as a double CD in 2010, I Plan to Stay a Believer is bassist William Parker's heart and soul tribute to vocalist and songwriter Curtis Mayfield. Parker, an extraordinarily resourceful improviser and internationally respected leader of creative ensembles, joyously celebrates the interwoven traditions of African-American musical culture by saluting an artist whose best works still define an entire mode of positive, uplifting musical expression. Mayfield rose to prominence with Jerry Butler and the Impressions in the late ‘50s, helped that group to become mainstays of Chicago soul throughout the ‘60s, and achieved superstar status in his own right during the early ‘70s.
A Kid's Guide to African American History: More than 70 Activities, 2nd edition (repost)

A Kid's Guide to African American History: More than 70 Activities, 2nd edition by Nancy I. Sanders
English | 2007 | ISBN: 1556526539 | 256 pages | PDF | 8 MB