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By E. Taylor Atkins
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Jazz is usually characterised as a uniquely American type of creative expression, and narratives of its heritage are in general set in the usa.
but, from its inception, this paintings shape exploded past nationwide borders, turning into one of many first glossy examples of a world song sensation. Jazz Planet collects essays that focus for the 1st time on jazz created outdoors the us.
What occurred whilst this phenomenon met with indigenous musical practices? What debates on cultural integrity did this "American" styling impress in far-flung areas? Did jazz's insistence on person innovation and its posture as a tune of the deprived generate shakeups in nationwide identification, aesthetic values, and public morality? via new and formerly released essays, Jazz Planet recounts the music's attention-grabbing trips to Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin the United States.
What emerges is an idea of jazz as a harbinger of present globalization, a method that has engendered either wish for a extra enlightened and tranquil destiny and resistance to the expected lack of nationwide id and sovereignty.
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