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Freedom SoundsCivil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa$
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Ingrid Monson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195128253

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.001.0001

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Activism and Fund-Raising from Birmingham to Black Power

Activism and Fund-Raising from Birmingham to Black Power

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Black music, like Black Power, took on multivalent meanings as artists and audiences claimed the symbolic power of jazz for their particular purposes. Within the jazz world, the debate over integration and Black Power was played out in tandem with the aesthetic debate over free jazz. Both revolutionary and cultural nationalists claimed the New Thing as a musical symbol of the transformation of African American consciousness and the ascendancy of Black Power. This chapter shows that the political activism of jazz musicians during the civil rights and Black Power years took a wide variety of forms and included musicians ranging from the most eminent, straight-ahead players, to the prophets of jazz experimentalism.

Keywords:   jazz music, jazz musicians, civil rights movement, Black Power, Black music

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