[Item #49277] The Black Perspective in Music - Vol.3, No.1 (Spring, 1975). AFRICAN AMERICANA, Eileen SOUTHERN, MUSIC.

The Black Perspective in Music - Vol.3, No.1 (Spring, 1975)

Cambria Heights, NY: The Foundation for Research in the Afro-American Creative Arts, Inc., 1975. First Edition. Octavo (23cm); orange card wrappers, printed in black; 128,[4]pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, small library shelf label to base of spine, else clean throughout, with no markings in text; Very Good+.

The first musicological journal on the study of Black music. "The Black Perspective in Music is committed to the publication of news from all over the world about black musicians and their music. The immediate goals of the journal are few and, hopefully, realistic. It seeks to become a source of current history of Afro-American and African music and to provide information periodically about the past of this music. It seeks to improve the conditions for the performance, publication, and recording of an important area of American and African music that hitherto has not received its due share of attention" (Vol.1, No.1, p.3). The journal was edited by Eileen Jackson Southern (1920-2002), an African-American pianist and musicologist, and the first African-American to receive a PhD in musicology from an American institution (NYU, 1961). While known for its serious dedication to scholarship and accuracy, BPIM had a fairly low circulation rate during it's first few years (200-300 subscribers), reaching 1,000 subscribers at the ten year mark. DANKY 962.

Price: $25.00

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