What makes creative cooperation and borrowing into appropriation and exploitation?
“Jazz is America’s classical music.” Agree or not, African culture is an essential enriching part of U.S. American culture, and world culture and commerce….
Nowadays it’s more true to say that protest deteriorates into violence, in Baltimore, in Ferguson, in Europe, Asia, in Africa —when the social system, especially the advantaged classes, shows its/their inability to accommodate the need for change, equal justice and growth.
Starting around 1875, Wilmington newspapers lamented African Americans’ monopoly on public music in the city, and calling for the formation of a White brass band! Eventually white musicians did indeed form a “Kornet Kavalier Klub!” Yet the Ku Klux Klan had disbanded or “gone underground” (as debated in the How the South Won the War program) around 1874….
Do you have ideas for music, permissions, or public domain recordings appropriate to the story of Wilmington from the Reconstruction through the coup d’etat of 1898, its “race riots” of 1968, and its reconciliation efforts of 1997 to the present day?
When Carter G. Woodson first called for a Negro History Week...
RACE: is a visceral experience of human heterogeneity, of cultural insularity or “tribalism.”