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  • hip-deep February 6, 2014

    Reimagining Africa: From Popular Swing to the Jazz Avant-Garde

    Everyone knows jazz: blues, improvisation, syncopated rhythm, all firmly rooted in Africa via Congo Square in New Orleans. But how have American jazz masters addressed the African ancestry of their music? On this Hip Deep edition, jazz historian Lewis Porter … Read more »

  • feature July 15, 2011

    Reimagining Jazz in Africa: Cape Town Cosmopolitans and Beyond

    In our first installement, Reimagining Jazz: From Popular Swing to the Jazz Avant-Garde, we explored how African music influenced Jazz musicians in America. Now we explore, how American Jazz influenced and changed music in Africa. “To me, it was you … Read more »

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