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ISBN-10: 0252084772
ISBN-13: 9780252084775
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 11/04/2019
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.70" H

Hot Feet and Social Change: African Dance and Diaspora Communities

Editor: Esailama Diouf
Editor: Yvonne Daniel
Foreword by: Thomas F Defrantz
Preface by: Danny Glover
Preface by: Harry Belafonte
Preface by: James Counts Early

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The popularity and profile of African dance have exploded across the African diaspora in the last fifty years. Hot Feet and Social Change presents traditionalists, neo-traditionalists, and contemporary artists, teachers, and scholars telling some of the thousands of stories lived and learned by people in the field. Concentrating on eight major cities in the United States, the essays challenges myths about African dance while demonstrating its power to awaken identity, self-worth, and community respect. These voices of experience share personal accounts of living African traditions, their first encounters with and ultimate embrace of dance, and what teaching African-based dance has meant to them and their communities. Throughout, the editors alert readers to established and ongoing research, and provide links to critical contributions by African and Caribbean dance experts.

Contributors: Ausettua Amor Amenkum, Abby Carlozzo, Steven Cornelius, Yvonne Daniel, Charles “Chuck” Davis, Esailama G. A. Diouf, Indira Etwaroo, Habib Iddrisu, Julie B. Johnson, C. Kemal Nance, Halifu Osumare, Amaniyea Payne, William Serrano-Franklin, and Kariamu Welsh

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"Many of the authors are themselves the sources of both dance traditions created within the last decades and of significant studies about them. This work is unprecedented and, thanks to its insider perspectives, only possible as the editors have constructed it."–Sheila S. Walker, editor of African Roots, American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas
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Details

ISBN-10: 0252084772
ISBN-13: 9780252084775
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 11/04/2019
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.70" H
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