Denise Sullivan's Keep On Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-hop PDF

By Denise Sullivan

Author Denise Sullivan explores the bond among song and social swap and strains the evolution of protest tune during the last 5 a long time. the wedding of song and social swap did not originate with the civil rights and black energy activities of the Fifties and Sixties, yet by no means sooner than had the connection among the 2 been so dynamic. Black track altered the line to liberation for minorities, sparking creativity and leading to a genre-encompassing poetry, jazz, people, and rock besides a brand new model of prideful and political soul and funk. via vast learn and specific interviews with musician-activists resembling Yoko Ono, Richie Havens, Janis Ian, and Buffy Sainte-Marie, this chronicle details the fight that went into the production of liberation tune. A bittersweet narrative masking greater than 50 years of struggling with oppression via song, Keep On Pushing defines the soundtrack to revolution and the cost paid to create it.

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