Continental Cultural Communication

Hunter, Kim D.
http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/atc/174

Publisher:  Against the Current
Date Written:  01/01/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20866

A review of "Africa Speaks, America Answers" written by Robin D.G. Kelley.

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The book, which takes its title from Warren's first album, unearths African and African-American jazz fusions primarily through the lives of four musicians: Warren, Randy Weston, Ahmed Abdul-Malik and Sathima Bea Benjamin. (Its structure is an implicit tribute to a seminal study of modern jazz, A.B. Spellman's Black Music: Four Lives in the Bebop Business published in 1966, which viewed the music through the prism of Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Jackie Mclean and Herbie Nichols.)