The African Aesthetic in World Creativity

  title={The African Aesthetic in World Creativity},
  author={G. Frederic},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={130 - 141}
  • G. Frederic
  • Published 19 March 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Black Studies
With a focus on the African aesthetic in the context of world creativity, this article explores the conception of “vibrational affinity dynamics” formulated in Anthony Braxton's Tri-Axium Writings. From an African-centered position that exposes the historical and cultural interconnectedness of all modes of knowledge in world culture, Braxton's conceptual tools are examined in conjunction with a critique of the negative implications of Western culture that are associated with the tendency to… 
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