THE NATHAN I. HUGGINS LECTURES
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Africa Speaks, America Answers

Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times

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HARDCOVER

$24.95 • £18.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674046245

Publication: February 2012

Short

272 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

9 halftones

The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures

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Continually surprising.—Peter Monaghan, The Chronicle of Higher Education

An illuminating document.—Daniel Spicer, The Wire (UK)

A fascinating and pathbreaking contribution to African diasporic and music studies. Africa Speaks, America Answers is a marvelous book.—Manthia Diawara, author of In Search of Africa

Kelley vividly captures this all-star quartet riffing on new alternatives within jazz. Filled with stories and songs that need to be heard, Africa Speaks, America Answers is an essential addition to any jazz library.—Jason Moran, jazz pianist, composer, and 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Africa Speaks, America Answers is an exquisitely rendered account of the lives of African and African American musicians, their music, and their worlds. Kelley transforms our understanding of jazz, the history of Africa and its diaspora, and the global circulation of culture.—Penny M. Von Eschen, author of Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War