The New African Diaspora, the Built Environment and the Past in Jazz

@article{Muller2006TheNA,
  title={The New African Diaspora, the Built Environment and the Past in Jazz},
  author={C. Muller},
  journal={Ethnomusicology Forum},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={63 - 86}
}
  • C. Muller
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • Ethnomusicology Forum
  • This paper examines the past in music metaphorized as the “spirit within you” in the jazz composition and performance of Cape Town-born, New York-based jazz singer, Sathima Bea Benjamin. This “spirit within you” encompasses a particular approach to jazz that invokes both a personal past and collective memory of bygone eras of popular music and jazz performance that are freshly conceived by a woman living in the new African diaspora. The “spirit” contained in, and then emerging from, the body… CONTINUE READING
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