Satchmo Blows Up the World

Author: Penny VON ESCHEN
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674044711
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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At the height of the ideological antagonism of the Cold War, the U.S. State Department unleashed an unexpected tool in its battle against Communism: jazz. From 1956 through the late 1970s, America dispatched its finest jazz musicians to the far corners of the earth, from Iraq to India, from the Congo to the Soviet Union, in order to win the hearts and minds of the Third World and to counter perceptions of American racism. Penny Von Eschen escorts us across the globe, backstage and onstage, as Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and other jazz luminaries spread their music and their ideas further than the State Department anticipated. Both in concert and after hours, through political statements and romantic liaisons, these musicians broke through the government's official narrative and gave their audiences an unprecedented vision of the black American experience. In the process, new collaborations developed between Americans and the formerly colonized peoples of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East--collaborations that fostered greater racial pride and solidarity. Though intended as a color-blind promotion of democracy, this unique Cold War strategy unintentionally demonstrated the essential role of African Americans in U.S. national culture. Through the tales of these tours, Von Eschen captures the fascinating interplay between the efforts of the State Department and the progressive agendas of the artists themselves, as all struggled to redefine a more inclusive and integrated American nation on the world stage.

Satchmo Meets Amadeus

Author: Reinhold Wagnleitner
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3706541505
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Satchmo Meets Amadeus examines the close encounters between classical music, the soundtrack of the Europeanization of the world, and jazz, the classical music of globalization. This collection of essays by renowned experts in the history of European and American music, African American culture, international cultural encounters, the political, economic, and cultural histories of New Orleans and Salzburg, the political exploitation of music during the eras of National Socialism and the Cold War, the economic utilization of art by music and tourism industries, bypasses the artificial crevice between classical music and jazz, the new world and the old. Satchmo Meets Amadeus analyzes the cultural, economic, social, and political structures shaping or hindering the creation of music as well as the construction of popular images and myths about (and against) these seminal musical figures - in short, the creation of SatchmoTM and AmadeusTM - from the 18th to the beginning of the 21st century.

DC Jazz

Author: Maurice Jackson
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626165904
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The familiar history of jazz music in the United States begins with its birth in New Orleans, moves upstream along the Mississippi River to Chicago, then by rail into New York before exploding across the globe. That telling of history, however, overlooks the pivotal role the nation's capital has played for jazz for a century. Some of the most important clubs in the jazz world have opened and closed their doors in Washington, DC, some of its greatest players and promoters were born there and continue to reside in the area, and some of the institutions so critical to national support of this uniquely American form of music, including Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., are rooted in the city. Closer to the ground, a network of local schools like the Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts, jazz programs at the University of the District of Columbia and Howard University, churches, informal associations, locally focused media, and clubs keeps the music alive to this day. Noted historians Maurice Jackson and Blair Ruble, editors of this book, present a collection of original and fascinating stories about the DC jazz scene throughout its history, including a portrait of the cultural hotbed of Seventh and U Streets, the role of jazz in desegregating the city, a portrait of the great Edward "Duke" Ellington’s time in DC, notable women in DC jazz, and the seminal contributions of the University of District of Columbia and Howard University to the scene. The book also includes three jazz poems by celebrated Washington, DC, poet E. Ethelbert Miller. Collectively, these stories and poems underscore the deep connection between creativity and place. A copublishing initiative with the Historical Society of Washington, DC, the book includes over thirty museum-quality photographs and a guide to resources for learning more about DC jazz.

Dimensionen internationaler Geschichte

Author: Jost Dülffer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486717073
Format: PDF
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Internationale Geschichte hat sich im Zuge der Globalisierung zu einem lebhaften Feld der Geschichtswissenschaft entwickelt. 20 namhafte Vertreterinnen und Vertreter dieses Forschungsfeldes zeigen, wie sich die Phänomene internationaler Geschichte in den letzten zwei Jahrhunderten gewandelt haben und wie über sie geschrieben werden kann. Sie behandeln Kriege und Instrumente zur Friedenssicherung, staatliche und gesellschaftliche Akteure, globale und transnationale Entwicklungen, schließlich die Versuche, das Gesamtbild der internationalen Staaten- und Gesellschaftswelt ordnend zu erklären. Die Essays bieten eine Bilanz der Forschungen der letzten Jahre und regen mit begrifflichen und methodischen Präzisierungen zu ihrer Weiterentwicklung an. Mit Beiträgen von Eckart Conze, Simone Derix, Anselm Doering-Manteuffel, Jost Dülffer, Jörg Echternkamp, Jörg Fisch, Marc Frey, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Christine Hatzky, Madeleine Herren, Friedrich Kießling, Ursula Lehmkuhl, Wilfried Loth, Holger Nehring, Jochen Oltmer, Jürgen Osterhammel, Kiran Klaus Patel, Johannes Paulmann, Niels P. Petersson, Wolfram Pyta, Matthias Schulz

Sprachen des Politischen

Author: Ute Frevert
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525362747
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Politische Kommunikation ist auf Medien angewiesen - in der Antike ebenso wie in der heutigen Zeit: ein interdisziplinärer historischer Blick auf das Wechselspiel von Medien und Politik. Politische Kommunikation ist auf Medien angewiesen - in der Antike ebenso wie in der heutigen Zeit. Medien transportieren politische Botschaften, prägen und formen sie aber auch. Wie hat sich diese Wechselwirkung im Lauf der Jahrhunderte verändert? Welche Medien erlauben welche Form der politischen Kommunikation? Welchen Einfluss nehmen die jeweiligen Sprachen und Regeln der Medien auf die Vermittlung von Politik? Die Beiträge des Bandes untersuchen diese Medialität des Politischen in einem weiten historischen Bogen, der von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart führt. Das Spektrum der Medien reicht von Sprache, Gestik und Mimik über Bilder, Skulpturen und Denkmäler bis zu den neuzeitlichen Massenmedien Fotografie, Film, Radio und Fernsehen. Geschichts-, literatur- und medienwissenschaftliche Perspektiven leuchten so die Dimensionen politischer Kommunikation in der Geschichte aus.