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The Wisdom of Sun-Ra

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Publisher : Whitewalls Incorporated
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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114213148
Pages : 148 pages
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Download The Wisdom of Sun-Ra PDF Full Free by Sun Ra and published by Whitewalls Incorporated. This book was released on 2006 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Arkestra to his experiments with synthesizers, Sun Ra was one of the most inventive jazz musicians in history. Yet until now, there has not been a collection of his earliest writings that reveal the beginnings of his work as philosopher, mystic, and Afro-Futurist. This new volume unveils over forty newly discovered typewritten broadsheets on which Sun Ra expounded his wholly unique philosophical message. While in Chicago during the mid-1950s, Sun Ra preached on street corners and occasionally created scripts to accompany his lectures--intricate texts that invoke science fiction, Biblical prophecy, etymology, and black nationalism. Until this point, the only broadsheet known to exist was one given to John Coltrane in 1956. These newly unearthed writings attest to the provocative brilliance that inspired Coltrane. Sun Ra annotated many of them by hand, and together the sheets reveal fascinating new aspects of his worldview. The Wisdom of Sun Ra is an invaluable compendium of writings by one of the most intriguing and influential jazz figures of the century.


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Sounds of the Future

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 0786456507
Pages : 239 pages
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Download Sounds of the Future PDF Full Free by Mathew J. Bartkowiak and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-03-10 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering titles ranging from Rocketship X-M (1950) to Wall-E (2008), these insightful essays measure the relationship between music and science fiction film from a variety of academic perspectives. Thematic sections survey specific compositions utilized in science fiction movies; Broadway’s relationship with the genre; science fiction elements in popular songs; the conveyance of subjectivity and identity through music; and such individual composers as Richard Strauss (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Bernard Herrmann (The Day the Earth Stood Still).


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A Pure Solar World

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780292726369
Pages : 373 pages
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Download A Pure Solar World PDF Full Free by Paul Youngquist and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2016-10-25 with total page 373 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sun Ra said he came from Saturn. Known on earth for his inventive music and extravagant stage shows, he pioneered free-form improvisation in an ensemble setting with the devoted band he called the “Arkestra.” Sun Ra took jazz from the inner city to outer space, infusing traditional swing with far-out harmonies, rhythms, and sounds. Described as the father of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra created “space music” as a means of building a better future for American blacks here on earth. A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism offers a spirited introduction to the life and work of this legendary but underappreciated musician, composer, and poet. Paul Youngquist explores and assesses Sun Ra’s wide-ranging creative output—music, public preaching, graphic design, film and stage performance, and poetry—and connects his diverse undertakings to the culture and politics of his times, including the space race, the rise of technocracy, the civil rights movement, and even space-age bachelor-pad music. By thoroughly examining the astro-black mythology that Sun Ra espoused, Youngquist masterfully demonstrates that he offered both a holistic response to a planet desperately in need of new visions and vibrations and a new kind of political activism that used popular culture to advance social change. In a nation obsessed with space and confused about race, Sun Ra aimed not just at assimilation for the socially disfranchised but even more at a wholesale transformation of American society and a more creative, egalitarian world.


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Sun Ra's Chicago

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780226732244
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Sun Ra's Chicago PDF Full Free by William Sites and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2021-01-11 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sun Ra (1914–93) was one of the most wildly prolific and unfailingly eccentric figures in the history of music. Renowned for extravagant performances in which his Arkestra appeared in neo-Egyptian garb, the keyboardist and bandleader also espoused an interstellar cosmology that claimed the planet Saturn as his true home. In Sun Ra’s Chicago, William Sites brings this visionary musician back to earth—specifically to the city’s South Side, where from 1946 to 1961 he lived and relaunched his career. The postwar South Side was a hotbed of unorthodox religious and cultural activism: Afrocentric philosophies flourished, storefront prophets sold “dream-book bibles,” and Elijah Muhammad was building the Nation of Islam. It was also an unruly musical crossroads where the man then known as Sonny Blount drew from an array of intellectual and musical sources—from radical nationalism, revisionist Christianity, and science fiction to jazz, blues, Latin dance music, and pop exotica—to construct a philosophy and performance style that imagined a new identity and future for African Americans. Sun Ra’s Chicago shows that late twentieth-century Afrofuturism emerged from a deep, utopian engagement with the city—and that by excavating the postwar black experience of Sun Ra’s South Side milieu, we can come to see the possibilities of urban life in new ways.


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Epistrophies

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780674979024
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Epistrophies PDF Full Free by Brent Hayes Edwards and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2017-06-05 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hearing across media is the source of innovation in a uniquely African American sphere of art-making and performance, Brent Hayes Edwards writes. He explores this fertile interface through case studies in jazz literature—both writings informed by music and the surprisingly large body of writing by jazz musicians themselves.


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The Immeasurable Equation

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Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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ISBN 10 : 9783833426599
Pages : 541 pages
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Download The Immeasurable Equation PDF Full Free by Sun Ra and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2005 with total page 541 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A talented pianist and composer in his own right, Sun Ra (1914 - 1993) founded and conducted one of jazz's last great big bands from the 1950s until he left planet Earth. Few only know that he also was a gifted thinker and poet. Sun Ra's poetry leaves everything behind what's called contemporary, and flings out pictures of infinity into the outer space. These poems are for tomorrow. This is the only edition of Sun Ra's complete poetry and prose in one volume. The Contributors James L. Wolf Earned a music degree from Carleton College, and studied ethnomusicology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Now works at the Library of Congress in the Music Division. Active musician in various bands in the DC area. Many contributions to Sun Ra scholarship. Hartmut Geerken Oriental studies, philosophy and comparative religion at the universities of Tübingen and Istanbul. Writer, filmmaker, musician, composer. Since the 1970s, close relationships to Sun Ra and his works, setting up the world's most comprehensive Waitawhile Sun Ra Archive Sigrid Hauff Studied oriental languages and arts, philosophy, and romance studies at the universities of Tübingen and Istanbul. Free lance writer on literary and philosophical subjects. Klaus Detlef Thiel Studied philosophy and history at Trier University, Ph.D. Philosophical author, focussing on theory and history of writing. Brent Hayes Edwards Teaches in the English Department at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Author and Co-Editor of works on jazz and literature.


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Spirits Rejoice!

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780190230937
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Spirits Rejoice! PDF Full Free by Jason C. Bivins and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-04-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Spirits Rejoice! Jason Bivins explores the relationship between American religion and American music, and the places where religion and jazz have overlapped. Much writing about jazz tends toward glorified discographies or impressionistic descriptions of the actual sounds. Rather than providing a history, or series of biographical entries, Spirits Rejoice! takes to heart a central characteristic of jazz itself and improvises, generating a collection of themes, pursuits, reoccurring foci, and interpretations. Bivins riffs on interviews, liner notes, journals, audience reception, and critical commentary, producing a work that argues for the centrality of religious experiences to any legitimate understanding of jazz, while also suggesting that jazz opens up new interpretations of American religious history. Bivins examines themes such as musical creativity as related to specific religious traditions, jazz as a form of ritual and healing, and jazz cosmologies and metaphysics. Spirits Rejoice! connects Religious Studies to Jazz Studies through thematic portraits, and a vast number of interviews to propose a new, improvisationally fluid archive for thinking about religion, race, and sound in the United States. Bivins's conclusions explore how the sound of spirits rejoicing challenges not only prevailing understandings of race and music, but also the way we think about religion. Spirits Rejoice! is an essential volume for any student of jazz, American religion, or American culture.


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Space Is the Place

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781478012054
Pages : 510 pages
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Download Space Is the Place PDF Full Free by John Szwed and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2020-04-30 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Considered by many to be a founder of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra—aka Herman Blount—was a composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, entrepreneur, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn. He recorded over 200 albums with his Arkestra, which, dressed in Egypto-space costumes, played everything from boogie-woogie and swing to fusion and free jazz. John Szwed's Space is the Place is the definitive biography of this musical polymath, who was one of the twentieth century's greatest avant-garde artists and intellectuals. Charting the whole of Sun Ra's life and career, Szwed outlines how after years in Chicago as a blues and swing band pianist, Sun Ra set out in the 1950s to impart his views about the galaxy, black people, and spiritual matters by performing music with the Arkestra that was as vital and innovative as it was mercurial and confounding. Szwed's readers—whether they are just discovering Sun Ra or are among the legion of poets, artists, intellectuals, and musicians who consider him a spiritual godfather—will find that, indeed, space is the place.


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Esotericism in African American Religious Experience

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ISBN 10 : 9789004283428
Pages : 428 pages
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Download Esotericism in African American Religious Experience PDF Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Esotericism in African American Religious Experience: “There is a Mystery”..., brings together groundbreaking essays that inaugurate Africana Esoteric Studies (AES): a new trans-disciplinary enterprise that investigates esoteric lore and practices in Africa and the African Diaspora.


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Free Jazz

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781315311753
Pages : 388 pages
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Download Free Jazz PDF Full Free by Jeff Schwartz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-05-23 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide offers carefully selected and annotated sources on free jazz, with comprehensive coverage of English-language academic books, journal articles, and dissertations, and selective coverage of trade books, popular periodicals, documentary films, scores, Masters’ theses, online texts, and materials in other languages. Free Jazz will be a major reference tool for students, faculty, librarians, artists, scholars, critics, and serious fans navigating this literature.


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Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis

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ISBN 10 : 9781498567527
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis PDF Full Free by Aaron Lefkovitz and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-06-20 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis as distinctively global symbols of threatening and nonthreatening black masculinity. It centers them in debates over U.S. cultural exceptionalism, noting how they have been part of the definition of jazz as a jingoistic and exclusively American form of popular culture.


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Pages : 416 pages
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Download Manifestations of Masculine Magnificence PDF Full Free by Teresa N. Washington and published by Oya's Tornado. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Manifestations of Masculine Magnificence: Divinity in Africana Life, Lyrics, and Literature is a remarkable study and the first of its kind. Teresa N. Washington eschews popular culture’s pimp myths and thug sagas and traces the Africana man’s power, creativity, and consciousness to his inherent divinity. Manifestations of Masculine Magnificence takes the reader to the source of power with an analysis of African Divinities and divine technologies. Washington explores the permanence and proliferation of African Gods from oppressive plantations to the empowering proclamations of such leaders as W. D. Fard, Marcus Garvey, Father Divine, and Allah, the Father. Washington analyzes the summonses to and from the Gods that resonate in the music of such artists as Erykah Badu, The RZA, Sun Ra, X Clan, and Rakim. Using literary analysis as a prism to display the diversity of Africana divinity, Washington reveals the literature of such writers as August Wilson, Walter Mosley, Toni Morrison, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, and Ishmael Reed to be three-way mirrors that eternally reflect and project the Gods, their myriad powers, and their weighty responsibilities. Manifestations of Masculine Magnificence will prove indispensable to independent scholars as well as scholars of Comparative Literature, Hip Hop Studies, Gender Studies, Africana Studies, Literary Criticism, and Religious Studies.


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Outsider Theory

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Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781452958255
Pages : 424 pages
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Download Outsider Theory PDF Full Free by Jonathan Eburne and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2018-09-18 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vital and timely reminder that modern life owes as much to outlandish thinking as to dominant ideologies What do the Nag Hammadi library, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, speculative feminist historiography, Marcus Garvey’s finances, and maps drawn by asylum patients have in common? Jonathan P. Eburne explores this question as never before in Outsider Theory, a timely book about outlandish ideas. Eburne brings readers on an adventure in intellectual history that stresses the urgency of taking seriously—especially in an era of fake news—ideas that might otherwise be discarded or regarded as errant, unfashionable, or even unreasonable. Examining the role of such thinking in contemporary intellectual history, Eburne challenges the categorical demarcation of good ideas from flawed, wild, or bad ones, addressing the surprising extent to which speculative inquiry extends beyond the work of professional intellectuals to include that of nonprofessionals as well, whether amateurs, unfashionable observers, or the clinically insane. Considering the work of a variety of such figures—from popular occult writers and gnostics to so-called outsider artists and pseudoscientists—Eburne argues that an understanding of its circulation and recirculation is indispensable to the history of ideas. He devotes close attention to ideas and texts usually omitted from or marginalized within orthodox histories of literary modernism, critical theory, and continental philosophy, yet which have long garnered the critical attention of specialists in religion, science studies, critical race theory, and the history of the occult. In doing so he not only sheds new light on a fascinating body of creative thought but also proposes new approaches for situating contemporary humanities scholarship within the history of ideas. However important it might be to protect ourselves from “bad” ideas, Outsider Theory shows how crucial it is for us to know how and why such ideas have left their impression on modern-day thinking and continue to shape its evolution.


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Aliens in Popular Culture

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9781440838330
Pages : 330 pages
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Download Aliens in Popular Culture PDF Full Free by Michael M. Levy and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-03-31 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An indispensable resource, this book provides wide coverage on aliens in fiction and popular culture. • Provides cultural context in introductory essays on some of the key themes and contexts of alien representation • Covers a broad scope, with more than 130 entries on different topics, and is written by nearly 90 researchers with diverse expertise • Shows readers the varied ways that imagined aliens have become a part of popular culture • Presents both familiar topics and more obscure topics in popular culture to provide new scholarship


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Beyond the Doctrine of Man

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ISBN 10 : 9780823285877
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Beyond the Doctrine of Man PDF Full Free by Joseph Drexler-Dreis and published by Fordham University Press. This book was released on 2019-12-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Catalyzed by Sylvia Wynter’s questioning of modern/colonial descriptions of the human person, the essays in Beyond the Doctrine of Man interrogate the problem of these definitions of the human person and take up the struggle to decolonize and unsettle such descriptions. Contributors: Rufus Burnett Jr., M. Shawn Copeland, Yomaira C. Figueroa, Patrice Haynes, Xhercis Méndez, Andrew Prevot, Mayra Rivera, Linn Marie Tonstad, Alexander G. Weheliye


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ISBN 10 : 9780486832623
Pages : 464 pages
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Download Forces in Motion PDF Full Free by Graham Lock and published by Courier Dover Publications. This book was released on 2018-07-18 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on interviews from a 1985 tour, this book profiles one of jazz's most important figures. Anthony Braxton discusses the expression of his musical visions and related ethical, political, and spiritual beliefs. "Absolutely essential reading." — The Wire.


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Better Get It in Your Soul

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Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
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ISBN 10 : 9780898698169
Pages : 176 pages
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Download Better Get It in Your Soul PDF Full Free by Reid Hamilton and published by Church Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2008-09-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers hope to parishes searching for a way to make their liturgies more meaningful in the local context. Written by a priest and a musician who have worked together for many years in the Canterbury House ministry at the University of Michigan, Better Get It In Your Soul describes methods that demonstrate a respect for others’ gifts and skills, discernment of spiritual needs, and welcoming the creative force of the Holy Spirit into the planning process. Though thoroughly based in the Book of Common Prayer liturgy, the experience and ideas presented here are described in ways that will be useful to all liturgical denominations. Congregants at these liturgies have commented: “I only know that I believe in God – I’m not sure of much else. But I can worship here.” “[It] is a perfect combination of music of the people and the mystical sense of Christ.”