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From Plantation Songs to Hip-Hop: The Evolution of Black Music Through the Centuries

From the time of slavery until now, music has played a vital role in the lives of African Americans. During slavery, it was used to overcome oppression and increase the quality of life. 951 more words


YouTube-accessible Documentary on Dena Epstein, the Jewish librarian whose book on slave music proved Africans brought the banjo to the New World

This 56-minute documentary is to me something Jon Bekoff would call “made with love,” his expression for non-fictional works that are both profoundly scholarly and attentive to the human spirit. 17 more words