Internationally acclaimed Senegalese singer YOUSSOU N'DOUR explores Africa's enduring musical legacy from its historical roots in the slave trade, to its far reach across the globe in RETURN TO GOREE. With renowned jazz pianist MONCEF GENOUD, their journey takes them from the Goree trading post, where African slaves were processed on to ships bound for the Americas, to Atlanta, New Orleans, New York City and finally Luxembourg. Revealing the history of jazz, the rich legacy of their ancestors and the influence on the cultures they became part of. RETURN TO GOREE gathers together some of the world's most exceptional musicians and singers from gospel, traditional jazz and soul, including IDRIS MUHAMMAD, ERNIE HAMMES and GREGOIRE MARET and culminates in an exclusive 'one off' live concert on the island of Goree.
A winding tale set in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Wolf Howling is the first of five titles in the series Samsara. There is a puzzle to discover; a path among the brick alleyways and uneven streets. Gather around, you travelers and malcontents. Come and sit a spell here with the gamblers, musicians, and thieves. Yes, yes...right here. They wait for you, your brothers, and your sisters; the ghosts of merchants, of voodoo priestesses, and jazz prophets; of poets, seekers, and the Bacchanalian. They gather in the cellar; our fresh, ripe bones thrown into the Caveaux to mix with the dry chalk of our ancestors. She is a siren; you see that, don’t you? This city. This New Orleans. Full of dichotomies and mysteries; brimming with character and characters. She offers a respite and reflection, a passion and a decadence. Her dowry is culture and sustenance; pleasure and rapacity. Can you see him there? Coming from the mist. He waits for her. Waiting for the young woman with her dog. She will lean close and whisper to him, and there will be dreams of white rabbits, silver lockets, marauding pirates, and hungry sharks. It is about to start! Don’t you see? Wait for it now with me. Here it comes....And it began again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Van Brunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133927/bk_acx0_133927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was a normal day in high school, until one of my instructors began to lecture. That day, he used an inane theory to teach classrooms of students, most of whom were white, to believe that people of African descent were intellectually inferior. I didn’t believe him. I noted that this theory he loved so much, placed his group at the top. My African ancestors were forced to leave the truth of their civilizations behind. He knew nothing about them. That teacher, years later, was part inspiration for a personal quest that revealed a rich, ancient, south Saharan African legacy.I learned of great architecture destroyed by colonialists. I learned about art plundered and advancements hidden. I learned about the universities and scholarship valued by their ancient empires, whose wealth helped to enrich their reputations throughout the continent of Africa and other parts of the world. Why, I wondered, were lies told about their intellectualism?This question prompted me to explore the pseudo sciences of the 19th and 20th centuries. I realized that these were the culprits and forerunners to intellectual colonialism which still exists in today’s academic environments and subsequent social cultures. Continuing the quest to know them, at their depth, led me to exploring their cosmic sciences as ideas of advanced technology and knowing became a part of the conversation. That conversation guided me to India’s ancient Mahabharata. Surprisingly, this Hindu connection led me to the legendary jazz artists, John and Alice Coltrane. Alice Coltrane became known as a Swamini by the name of Turiyasangitananda. I attended one of her Darshans where I witnessed amazing things and solidified my belief in the African’s knowledge of the physical universe.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ivy Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159213/bk_acx0_159213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An uplifting novel about the families we create and the places we call home. It is 1904. When Frederick and Jette must flee her disapproving mother, where better to go than America, the land of the new? Originally set to board a boat to New York, at the last minute, they take one destined for New Orleans instead ("What's the difference? They're both new.") and later find themselves, more by chance than by design, in the small town of Beatrice, Missouri. Not speaking a word of English, they embark on their new life together. Beatrice is populated with unforgettable characters: a jazz trumpeter from the Big Easy who cooks a mean gumbo, a teenage boy trapped in the body of a giant, a pretty schoolteacher who helps the young men in town learn about a lot more than just music, a minister who believes he has witnessed the Second Coming of Christ, and a malevolent, bicycle-riding dwarf. A Good American is narrated by Frederick and Jette's grandson, James, who, in telling his ancestors' story, comes to realize he doesn't know his own story at all. From bare-knuckle prizefighting and Prohibition to sweet barbershop harmonies, the Kennedy assassination, and beyond, James's family is caught up in the sweep of history. Each new generation discovers afresh what it means to be an American. And, in the process, Frederick and Jette's progeny sometimes discover more about themselves than they had bargained for. Poignant, funny, and heartbreaking, A Good American is a novel about being an outsider - in your country, in your hometown, and sometimes even in your own family. It is a universal story about our search for home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gibson Frazier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001843/bk_peng_001843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. To Ella is an album by American folk singer Odetta, released 1998 on Silverwolf Records. Recorded live at the Kerrville Folk Festival, it features traditional songs including "Amazing Grace" and a 27-minute "Ancestors Suite" containing several songs. The album is dedicated to the memory of jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, who died in 1996 (but doesn''t contain any Ella Fitzgerald songs).The album was re-released twice in 2003, and, confusingly, the CDs had two different names: Odetta (also on Silverwolf Records) and American Folk Pioneer (American Legends).
Herman Melville''s Moby-Dick a jazz novel? NathanielHawthorne as playful as Charlie Bird Parker? MarkTwain and Ralph Ellison trading twelves, across thegulf of time, on the "American" character? These arejust some of the questions explored in AmericanHumors. Beginning with Hawthorne and ending with ToniMorrison, this book offers a jazz-inflected tourof the literary history of the United States. Alongthe way, we see how American writers extend theachievements of their literary ancestors, we see thewell-springs of the creative process, we see how theinsistence upon improvisation becomes the foundationfor a national art form and way of life. With thenineteenth-century American Renaissance and thetwentieth-century Harlem Renaissance serving asbookends, American Humors investigates the variedhues and frequencies of art and experience in theUnited States and the global context.
Small source of comfort - eine Reflexion Cockburns unerschütterlicher Welt der (kleinen) Wunder. Es ist das neueste Werk seiner kreativen Entwicklung. Übrigens auch schon das einunddreißigste.nnSmall Source of Comfort ist Cockburns 31. Album und eine, von seinen neuesten Abenteuern inspirierte, Sammlung von Liedern über Romantik, Protest und spiritueller Entdeckung. Das Album, vornehmlich akustisch und gleichzeitig rhythmisch, ist reich an Cockburns charakteristischer Mischung aus Folk, Blues, Jazz und Rock. Er sammelte, für ihn typisch, detailliert seine Beobachtungen über die Erlebnisse mit und über die Menschen, die er während seiner Besuche in San Franzisco, Brooklyn und bei den kanadischen Streitkräften in Kandahar (Afghanistan) getroffen hat. Die aus Brooklyn stammende Violinistin Jenny Scheinman, bekannt durch ihre Arbeit mit Bill Frisell und Norah Jones, ist eine von zwei weiblichen Musikern, die Cockburn auf dem aktuellen Album unterstützen und liefert die ergreifende Instrumental-Begleitung zu Liedern wie Lois on the Autobahn und dem bluesig-zigeunerhaften Swing Comets of Kandahar, den Track, den Cockburn mit Django trifft John Lee Hooker beschreibt. Des Weiteren wird Cockburn von der aus Montreal stammenden Singer-Songwriterin Anabelle Chyostek unterstützt und schrieb mit ihr das beschauliche Driving Away und das treibende Boundless. Die übrigen Band-Mitglieder sind seine langjährigen Weggefährten: Jon Dymond am Bass, Gary Craig am Schlagzeug und Produzent Colin Linden an der Gitarre. Trotz zahlloser Ehrungen ruht sich Bruce Cockburn niemals auf seinen Lorbeeren aus. Er blickt stets nach vorn und hört niemals auf an sich zu arbeiten und sich weiter zu entwickeln, musikalisch als auch menschlich. TRACKS: 1. The iris of the world 2. Call me Rose 3. Bohemian 3-step 4. Radiance 5. Five fifty-one 6. Driving away 7. Lois on the autobahn 8. Boundless 9. Called me back 10. Comets of Kandahar 11. Each one lost 12. Parnassus and fog 13. Ancestors 14. Gifts
Titles in Dictionaries for the Modern Musician: A Scarecrow Press Music Series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument class, as well as the workings of musicians in areas from conducting to composing. Unlike other encyclopedic works, contributions to this series focus primarily on the knowledge required by the contemporary musical student or performer. Each dictionary covers topics from instrument parts to playing technique, major works to key figures. A must-have for any musician s personal library! Trumpeters today perform a vast repertoire of musical material spanning over five hundred years in a variety of styles and with numerous related instruments. Now, for the first time, a work of reference appears on all the instruments of the high brass family, providing ready answers to issues that trumpeters, conductors, and musicians may well encounter in the music that they perform and study. Filled with concise and detailed definitions, A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player also includes biographies of prominent performers, teachers, instrument makers, and composers of trumpet solo and ensemble literature often omitted from other musical references. Drawing on a broad range of scholarly sources, A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player includes entries on historic instruments like the cornetto, the keyed bugle, the slide trumpet; jazz trumpet techniques, as well as mutes and accessories; the ancient ancestors of the trumpet and even related non-Western instruments. Carefully labeled illustrations illuminate the inner workings of various valve mechanisms and enable the reader to visualize some of the more technical points of high brass instruments. Appendixes include a timeline of trumpet history, a survey of valve mechanisms, a list of prominent excerpts from the orchestral and operatic repertoire, and an extensive bibliography. From quick definitions of confusing terms in a musical score to an in-depth overview of trumpet history, A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player is an ideal reference for students, professionals, and music lovers of all kinds.'