Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 April 2017

280 Pages | 24 line art


ISBN: 9780195307245

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The Transformation of Black Music

The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

Sam Floyd, Melanie Zeck, and Guthrie Ramsey

  • Argues that music of African descent should be included in all aspects of music studies, including "classical" art music
  • Surveys the historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations of the black musical tradition
  • Highlights the remarkable contributions of musicians of African descent