Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times

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”Kelley vividly captures this all-star quartet riffing on new alternatives within jazz. Filled with stories and songs that need to be heard, Africa Speaks, America Answers is an essential addition to any jazz library”. Jason Moran

This collective biography of four jazz musicians from Brooklyn, Ghana, and South Africa demonstrates how modern Africa reshaped jazz, how modern jazz helped form a new African identity, and how musical convergences and crossings altered the politics and culture of both continents


“A fascinating and pathbreaking contribution to African diasporic and music studies. Africa Speaks, America Answers is a marvelous book.” Manthia Diawara, author of In Search of Africa

Released in February 27, 2012

Last modified on Monday, 20 February 2012 14:24

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