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Author Turner, Richard Brent.

Title Jazz religion, the second line, and Black New Orleans / Richard Brent Turner
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 182 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : Follow the second line -- The Haiti-New Orleans vodou connection : Zora Neale Hurston as initiate observer -- Mardi Gras Indians and second lines, sequin artists and rara bands : street festivals and performances in New Orleans and Haiti -- Interlude: The healing arts of African diasporic religion -- In rhythm with the spirit : New Orleans jazz funerals and the African diaspora -- Epilogue : A jazz funeral for "a city that care forgot" : the New Orleans diaspora after Hurricane Katrina
Summary In his new book, Richard Brent Turner explores the history and contemporary significance of the popular religious traditions, identities, and performance forms celebrated in the second lines of the jazz street parades of black New Orleans. The second line is the group of dancers who follow the first procession of church and club members, brass bands, and grand marshals. Here musical and religious traditions interplay. Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans examines the relationship of jazz
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-174) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Music -- History and criticism.
Jazz -- Religious aspects -- Voodooism
Jazz -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Religious aspects.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009014084
ISBN 0253004101 (electronic bk.)
025322120X (paperback; alk. paper)
0253353572 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253004109 (electronic bk.)
9780253221209 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780253353573 (cloth ; alk. paper)