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Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Pl...
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At the height of the ideological antagonism of the Cold War, the US State Department unleashed an unexpected tool in its battle against Communism: jazz. From 1956 through the late 1970s, America dispatched its finest jazz musicians to the far corners of the earth, from Iraq to India, from the Congo to the Soviet Union, in order to win the hearts and minds of the Third World and to counter perceptions of American racism. Penny Von Eschen escorts us across the globe, backstage and onstage, as Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and other jazz luminaries spread their music and their ideas further than the State Department anticipated. Both in concert and after hours, through political statements and romantic liaisons, these musicians broke through the government's official narrative and gave their audiences an unprecedented vision of the black American experience. In the process, new collaborations developed between Americans and the formerly colonized peoples of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East - collaborations that fostered greater racial pride and solidarity. Though intended as a color-blind promotion of democracy, this unique Cold War strategy unintentionally demonstrated the essential role of African Americans in US national culture. Through the tales of these tours, Von Eschen captures the fascinating interplay between the efforts of the State Department and the progressive agendas of the artists themselves, as all struggled to redefine a more inclusive and integrated American nation on the world stage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Delaine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011881/bk_tant_011881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison , Hörbuch...
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Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison's literary executor, John F. Callahan, this classic collection includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as "a body of cogent and subtle commentary on the questions that focus on race," and Going to the Territory (1986), an exploration of literature and folklore, jazz and culture, and the nature and quality of lives that Black Americans lead. "Ralph Ellison", wrote Stanley Crouch, "reached across race, religion, class and sex to make us all Americans."  1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic Hoffman, Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005511/bk_rand_005511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Giants in their Time
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Giants in their Time ab 27.99 € als epub eBook: Representative Americans from the Jazz Age to the Cold War. Aus dem Bereich: eBooks, Geschichte & Dokus,

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Inside Cuba (Engl...
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As Cuba and the U.S. restore diplomatic relations, what's in store for Americans who want to visit Cuba? And for Cubans wanting more prosperity? Steve Paulson recently traveled to Cuba and brought back new stories about our island neighbor. From diplomacy to culture, we tackle jazz, baseball and politics–and offer an in-depth look at the lives of contemporary Cubans. [Broadcast Date: May 27, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/150527/rt_tbon_150527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Inside Cuba (Upda...
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As Cuba and the U.S. restore diplomatic relations, what's in store for Americans who want to visit Cuba? And for Cubans wanting more prosperity? Steve Paulson recently traveled to Cuba and brought back new stories about our island neighbor. From diplomacy to culture, we tackle jazz, baseball and politics—and offer an in-depth look at the lives of contemporary Cubans. [Broadcast Date: March 23, 2016] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/160323/rt_tbon_160323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Fresh Air, Robbie Robertson and Eddi Palmieri, ...
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Guitarist Robbie Robertson and bandleader and pianist Eddi Palmieri on this edition of Fresh Air. The 1978 film The Last Waltz is playing in theaters again, and will be released on DVD May 7. Also, a 4-CD box set of the music from The Last Waltz is available. Martin Scorsese directed the documentary about The Band's last performance. Fresh Air listens back to interviews with two members of The Band. (Audible customers please note: Drummer Levon Helm did not grant rights to his interview. We apologize for the incovenience.) Robbie Robertson was a guitarist and songwriter for The Band until their breakup in 1976. Since then, he has put out solo albums and done film soundtracks for Scorsese. Through Eddi Palmieri's first band, La Perfecta, labeled "the band with the crazy roaring elephants," Palmieri was credited with originating Latin jazz's trombone sound in New York during the '60s. In 1994, Palmieri's lobbying culminated in the announcement of a new Grammy Award category for Afro-Carribean Jazz. "I proposed the category to give proper distinction to that segment of jazz music based on rhythmical elements and instrumentation of Africa, as opposed to jazz which developed from blues, gospel and other expressions of African-Americans." His new recording is La Perfecta II. (Original Broadcast Dates: October 18, 1994 and June 20, 1994) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020419/rt_whyy_020419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Blues People
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"A must for all who would more knowledgeably appreciate and better comprehend America's most popular music." — Langston Hughes "The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music—through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music." So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history. From the music of African slaves in the United States through the music scene of the 1960's, Baraka traces the influence of what he calls "negro music" on white America—not only in the context of music and pop culture but also in terms of the values and perspectives passed on through the music. In tracing the music, he brilliantly illuminates the influence of African Americans on American culture and history.

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Blues People
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"A must for all who would more knowledgeably appreciate and better comprehend America's most popular music." — Langston Hughes "The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music—through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music." So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history. From the music of African slaves in the United States through the music scene of the 1960's, Baraka traces the influence of what he calls "negro music" on white America—not only in the context of music and pop culture but also in terms of the values and perspectives passed on through the music. In tracing the music, he brilliantly illuminates the influence of African Americans on American culture and history.

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The Jelly-Bean , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 48min
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest 20th-century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation", Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age. In the short story "The Jelly Bean" he tells of Jim Powell, a Jelly Bean. The story looks at several issues including how fleeting popularity and a good name can be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000375/bk_mike_000375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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