The Resource Jazz diasporas : race, music, and migration in post-World War II Paris, Rashida K. Braggs

Jazz diasporas : race, music, and migration in post-World War II Paris, Rashida K. Braggs

Label
Jazz diasporas : race, music, and migration in post-World War II Paris
Title
Jazz diasporas
Title remainder
race, music, and migration in post-World War II Paris
Statement of responsibility
Rashida K. Braggs
Title variation
Race, music, and migration in post-World War II Paris
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. Jazz Diasporas challenges the notion that Paris was a color-blind paradise for African Americans. On the contrary, musicians--and African American artists based in Europe like writer and social critic James Baldwin--adopted a variety of strategies to cope with the cultural and social assumptions that greeted them throughout their careers in Paris, particularly in light of the cultural struggles over race and identity that gripped France as colonial conflicts like the Algerian War escalated. Through case studies of prominent musicians and thoughtful analysis of personal interviews, music, film, and literature, Rashida K. Braggs investigates the impact of this post-war musical migration. Examining a number of players in the jazz scene, including Sidney Bechet, Inez Cavanaugh, and Kenny Clarke, Braggs identifies how they performed both as musicians and as African Americans. The collaborations that they and other African Americans created with French musicians and critics complicated racial and cultural understandings of who could play and represent "authentic" jazz. Their role in French society challenged their American identity and illusions of France as a racial safe haven. In this post-war era of collapsing nations and empires, African American jazz players and their French counterparts destabilized set notions of identity. Sliding in and out of black and white and American and French identities, they created collaborative spaces for mobile and mobilized musical identities, what Braggs terms 'jazz diasporas.'"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
781.65089/96073044361
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3509.F78
LC item number
P36 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Music of the african diaspora
Series volume
18
Label
Jazz diasporas : race, music, and migration in post-World War II Paris, Rashida K. Braggs
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Performing diaspora with Sidney Bechet -- Jazz at home in France: French jazz musicians on the war path to "authentic" jazz -- Inez Cavanaugh: creating & complicating jazz community -- Boris Vian & James Baldwin in Paris: are we a blues people too? -- Kenny Clarke's journey between "black" and "universal" music -- Coda: beyond color-blind narratives: reading behind the scenes of Paris blues
Control code
ocn932625464
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520279346
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt19694ct
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not applicable
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.b34113691
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932625464
  • jstor0520963415

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