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Approx. 240 pp., , 100 color plates., 20 halftones, 6 maps, index

Distributed for North Carolina Arts Council

Paper
ISBN  978-1-4696-1079-5
Published: December 2013

African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina

By Sarah Bryan, Beverly Patterson and Michelle Lanier

 
Photographs by Titus Brooks Heagins and Cedric N. Chatterley
Includes a CD with 17 music tracks

Thelonius Monk, Billy Taylor, and Maceo Parker--famous jazz artists who have shared the unique sounds of North Carolina with the world--are but a few of the dynamic African American artists from eastern North Carolina featured in The African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina. This first-of-its-kind travel guide will take you on a fascinating journey to music venues, events, and museums that illuminate the lives of the musicians and reveal the deep ties between music and community. Interviews with more than 90 artists open doors to a world of music, especially jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, gospel and church music, blues, rap, marching band music, and beach music. New and historical photographs enliven the narrative, and maps and travel information help you plan your trip. Included is a CD with 17 recordings performed by some of the region's outstanding artists.

About the Author

Beverly Patterson is author of Sound of the Dove: Singing in Appalachian Primitive Baptist Churches. Folklorist Sarah Bryan is editor of the Old-Time Herald, a magazine highlighting string band music. Michelle Lanier directs the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and African American Heritage Development & Cultural Tourism programs at the North Carolina Arts Council. Titus Brooks Heagins is a documentary and fine art photographer whose work is included in the collections of numerous museums.


Reviews

"Seeks to connect the music with the land and people."
--Durham Herald-Sun

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