Musical Echoes: South African Women Thinking in Jazz (BOK)

Carol Ann Muller, Sathima Bea Benjamin

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Musical Echoes tells the life story of the South African jazz vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin. Born in Cape Town in the 1930s, Benjamin came to know American jazz and popular music through the radio, movies, records, and live stage and dance band performances. She was especially moved by the voice of Billie Holiday. With Dollar Brand/Abdullah Ibrahim, she left South Africa in 1962 for Europe, where they met and recorded with Duke Ellington. Benjamin and Ibrahim spent their lives on the move between Europe, the United States, and South Africa until 1977, when they left Africa for New York City and declared their support for the African National Congress. In New York, Benjamin established her own record company and recorded her own music independently from Abdullah. Musical Echoes, which includes a CD, reflects twenty years of archival research and conversation between Benjamin and the South African musicologist Carol Ann Muller. The narrative of Benjamin's life, as well as the political and musical contexts in which it has unfolded, is interspersed with Muller's reflections on the vocalist's story and its implications for jazz history.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Carol Ann Muller, Sathima Bea Benjamin
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780822349143
Antall sider 376 Dimensjoner 16cm x 23,4cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 526 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups, Jazz