The Chronicle Review

American Jazz, Africa's Voice

Kofi Ghanaba estate

Some African musicians like Guy Warren (on drums) thought American musicians were simply jumping on the African bandwagon but not playing real African music.
February 19, 2012

In the 1950s and early 60s, as many African nations shook off their colonial mantles, African-Americans rallied behind their own civil-rights and black-nationalist movements. Jazz came to serve as a bridge between the two continents and their…

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