“Everybody come… Everyone come together… / The grave is restless. The grave is not yet at peace…” (translation) Lorenzo Turner, a pioneering Black linguist, recognized the origin of these lines in a song he recorded in the 1930s on… Read More
Posted on March 18, 2012 by malaika mutere
African Culture, Afrocentricity, Hero's Journey, Oral Aesthetics, Oral Tradition
African-American music, blues, call-response motif, field hollers, funeral songs, gullah, Lorenzo Turner, Maafa, masquerade motif, matriarchal aesthetics, Mende, middle passage, mojo motif, nelson george, ngugi wa thiong'o, north-south conversations, oral aesthetics, rhythm-and-blues, talking drum motif, the language you cry in, ubuntu motif
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