BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert Darden, “Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from Sit-Ins to Resurrection City” (Penn State UP, 2016),
Volume 1 of Nothing but Love in Gods Water traced the music of protest spirituals from the Civil War to the American labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s, and on through the Montgomery bus boycott. This second volume continues… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Daniel Fisher, “The Voice and Its Doubles: Media and Music in Northern Australia” (Duke UP, 2016)
Beginning in the early 1980s Aboriginal Australians found in music, radio, and film media a means to make themselves heard across the country and to insert themselves into the center of Australian political life. In The Voice and Its Doubles… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert F. Darden, “Nothing But Love in God’s Water, V.1: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement” (Penn State UP, 2014)
The first of two volumes chronicling the history and role of music in the African American experience, Nothing but Love in God’s Water explores how songs and singers helped African Americans challenge and overcome slavery, subjugation, and suppression. From the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ingalls and Yong, eds., “The Spirit of Praise: Music and Worship in Global Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity” (Penn State UP, 2015)
In The Spirit of Praise, Monique Ingalls and Amos Yong bring together a multidisciplinary, scholarly exploration of music and worship in global pentecostal-charismatic Christianity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The Spirit of Praise contends that gaining a… Read More
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