A bimo characteristically wears aconical hat of black felt and acapeof black wool. RHAPSODYINBLACK 1. In the Nuosu worldview, blackness is associated with apowerthat lies deep within the soil and withinthe soul.
Author: Jidi Majia
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
An indigenous poet of the Nuosu (Yi) people of mountainous southwestern China, Jidi Majia is well known and celebrated among the Chinese. But his lyrical and worldly work, though widely published and honored, has not found its voice in English translation in the West. The poems in Rhapsody in Black, presented in Chinese and deftly translated by the gifted and respected Denis Mair, at long last introduce the English-speaking world to this remarkable Chinese writer. The poetry of Jidi Majia is deeply grounded in the myths and oral traditions of the Nuosu minority. It evokes times past but also speaks with eloquence of our global moment. Replete with cultural textures and local idiom, the poems provide an exquisite opening into the Nuosu world. In their ethnic richness, they also resonate with the voices of the indigenous and the dispossessed, from Native American and South American Indian poets to the African American and aboriginal Australian writers preserving and reshaping cultural identity. Jidi Majia’s voice sounds the depths of natural, cultural, and spiritual reality. In his poem “Voice of the Bimo,” the power of a Nuosu ritualist’s expression is reflected in his own: In tones both human and divine, it utters A praise song for birth and death When it invokes sun, stars, rivers, and ancient heroes When it summons deities and surreal powers Departed beings commence their resurrection! The poems in this volume broaden and deepen our experience of the world—Jidi Majia’s and our own.
Grainger was on a lightless planet hunting through dark caves and tunnels for a treasure that could change the universe.
Author: Brian M. Stableford
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Category: Life on other planets
In the culture of the galaxy, the Star-Pilots of the starships that link the cosmos together have become the great heroes of the day. Grainger, who has become a legend in his own lifetime, is drafted to fly the prototype (the Hooded Swan) of a new ship that could revolutionize space travel. The members of the ultra-ascetic Church of the Exclusive Reward have colonized a number of marginal worlds to exclude themselves from galactic society. On Rhapsody, church members lead a completely subterranean existence. Even closed societies have their rebels, however, so when a major scientific discovery emerges from the caves of the dark planet, everything there falls apart. If Grainger can secure a share in the coming bonanza, he could buy back his freedom from Titus Charlot. Before he can do that, however, he has to find some way of just staying alive ... Hooded Swan, Book Two.
Perhaps inspired by the use its Fleischer cartoon unit had made of Cab Calloway in Betty Boop's Minnie the Moocher, the studio cast Louis Armstrong in Rhapsody in Black and Blue, the closest thing possible to a live-action cartoon.
Author: Richard Koszarski
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
A nostalgic, visual study reveals that many writers, producers, and directors continued to work in New York during the 1920s and 1930s even as film industry executives had centralized the mass production of feature pictures in film factories across Southern California.
CHAPTER FIVE Rhapsody in Black New York Modern in Harlem I am interested in Negro poets and Jazz pianists , ” Carl Van Vechten wrote to Gertrude Stein in 1924. “ There's always something in New York , and this winter it is decidedly ...
Author: William B. Scott
Publisher: JHU Press
"This history is as lively as its subject, clarifying the genealogy of the successive rebellions that marked the unfolding of modernism." -- New Yorker
RHAPSODY IN BLACK 291 Samuel (Sugarfoot), Mary Giles (Bernice), Ifenu (Virginia), Michael J. Lythcott (Officer Green), Jingo (Officer Brown and Walt), La Verne Johnson (Dara), Akinwole Babatunde (Mamadou), Yaa Shepherd (Thembi), ...
Author: Bernard L. Peterson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Literary Criticism
Almost 1300 musical stage works involving black Americans separately or in collabortion with whites, are entered alphabetically with succinct descriptions, listed in a chronological appendix, and indexed for names, songs, and subjects.
Now we return to the short Paramount Pictures film from 1932, A Rhapsody in Black and Blue. This film was to serve as a vehicle for Armstrong's stardom, staged theatrics that were nothing more than a ruse for him to play his trumpet ...
Author: Jeffrey W. Robbins
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"Radical theology" and "political theology" are terms that have gained a lot of currency among philosophers of religion today. In this visionary new book, Jeffrey W. Robbins explores the contemporary direction of these movements as he charts a course for their future. Robbins claims that radical theology is no longer bound by earlier thinking about God and that it must be conceived of as postsecular and postliberal. As he engages with themes of liberation, gender, and race, Robbins moves beyond the usual canon of death-of-God thinkers, thinking "against" them as much as "with" them. He presents revolutionary thinking in the face of changing theological concepts, from reformation to transformation, transcendence to immanence, messianism to metamorphosis, and from the proclamation of the death of God to the notion of God’s plasticity.
certainly references Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' (1925). ... Valaida had performed and conducted in Lew Leslie's 1931 Broadway production Rhapsody in Black, and had conducted Pike Davis and his Continental Orchestra.13 She also ...
Author: Sean Mayes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
A radically urgent intervention, An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre: 1900 - 1950 uncovers the hidden Black history of this most influential of artforms. Drawing on lost archive material and digitised newspapers from the turn of the century onwards, this exciting story has been re-traced and restored to its rightful place. A vital and significant part of British cultural history between 1900 and 1950, Black performance practice was fundamental to resisting and challenging racism in the UK. Join Mayes (a Broadway- and Toronto-based Music Director) and Whitfield (a musical theatre historian and researcher) as they take readers on a journey through a historically-inconvenient and brilliant reality that has long been overlooked. Get to know the Black theatre community in London's Roaring 20s, and hear about the secret Florence Mills memorial concert they held in 1928. Acquaint yourself with Buddy Bradley, Black tap and ballet choreographer, who reshaped dance in British musicals - often to be found at Noël Coward's apartment for late-night rehearsals, such was Bradley's importance. Meet Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight Boxing Champion, who toured Britain's theatres during World War 1 and brought the sounds of Chicago to places like war-weary Dundee. Discover the most prolific Black theatre practitioner you've never heard of, William Garland, who worked for 40 years across multiple continents and championed Black British performers. Marvel at performers like cabaret star Mabel Mercer, born in Stafford in 1900, who sang and conducted theatre orchestras across the UK, as well as Black Birmingham comedian Eddie Emerson, who was Garland's partner for decades. Many of their names and works have never been included in histories of the British musical - until now.
First published in the 1970s, this is the album of the legendary Sierra Domino Studio of Craig Calvin Andersen, famous for his erotic magazines using only black models.
Author: Craig Calvin Andersen
Publisher: Janssen Pub
First published in the 1970s, this is the album of the legendary Sierra Domino Studio of Craig Calvin Andersen, famous for his erotic magazines using only black models. Based in San Francisco, he photographed and published many very successful series of images, never pornographic, and always in his own aesthetic style. His main concern was the artistic value of his pictures. Illustrated with 120 b/w and full-colour photos.
In the culture of the galaxy, the Star-Pilots of the starships that link the cosmos together have become the great heroes of the day.
Author: Brian Stableford
Publisher: Borgo Press
In the culture of the galaxy, the Star-Pilots of the starships that link the cosmos together have become the great heroes of the day. Grainger, who has become a legend in his own lifetime, is drafted to fly the prototype (the Hooded Swan) of a new ship that could revolutionize space travel. The members of the ultra-ascetic Church of the Exclusive Reward have colonized a number of marginal worlds to exclude themselves from galactic society. On Rhapsody, church members lead a completely subterranean existence. Even closed societies have their rebels, however, so when a major scientific discovery emerges from the caves of the dark planet, everything there falls apart. If Grainger can secure a share in the coming bonanza, he could buy back his freedom from Titus Charlot. Before he can do that, however, he has to find some way of just staying alive.... Hooded Swan, Book Two.
Back in New York early in 1932 , Armstrong made two films , a Betty Boop cartoon and a live - action musical short called " Rhapsody in Black and Blue . " In the Max Fleischer cartoon , Armstrong's head ( in live - action ) flies ...
Author: David A. Jasen
Publisher: Psychology Press
This text tells the stories of the lives of eight figures in American music history, including Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton. It also tells how ragtime and popular dance music fed into and changed the development of early jazz.
Though some argue Armstrong “transcended” racial stereotypes common to films of the day, in A Rhapsody in Black and Blue he continues his acquiescence to prevailing white supremacist codes and conventions.
Author: Aaron Lefkovitz
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Social Science
This book explores the films and popular music of Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, and Queen Latifah,connecting each performer to female black-transnational histories and nonwhite female performers’ representational struggles.
The performance itself is featured in a short film entitled Rhapsody in Black and Blue, which was made to be shown in US cinemas in the interval between the B movie and the main feature. Whether Damas himself saw this particular ...
Author: Jeremy F. Lane
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
A groundbreaking study of the reception of jazz among French-speaking black intellectuals between 1918 and 1945