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Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans (Paperback)

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In his new book, Richard Brent Turner explores the history andcontemporary significance of the popular religious traditions, identities, andperformance forms celebrated in the second lines of the jazz street parades of blackNew Orleans. The second line is the group of dancers who follow the first processionof church and club members, brass bands, and grand marshals. Here musical andreligious traditions interplay. Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black NewOrleans examines the relationship of jazz to indigenous religion and spirituality.It explores how the African diasporist religious identities and musical traditions-- from Haiti and West and Central Africa -- are reinterpreted in New Orleans jazzand popular religious performances, while describing how the participants in thesecond line create their own social space and become proficient in the arts ofpolitical disguise, resistance, and performance.


Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780253221209
SKU 211281855
Format Paperback
ISBN10 025322120X
Release Date 8/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0182
Publisher Indiana University Press
$24.14 + free shipping
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