Historian Gerald Horne releases two new insightful books on history of Jazz and history of fight against colonialism in southern Africa

Historian Gerald Horne releases two new insightful books on history of Jazz and history of fight against colonialism in southern Africa

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Jazz arose in late nineteenth century North America—most likely in New Orleans—based on the musical traditions of Africans, newly freed from slavery. Grounded in the music known as the “blues,” which expressed the pain, sufferings, and hopes of African-Americans under the thumb of Jim Crow, this new music entered the world via the instruments that had been abandoned by departing military bands after the Civil War. Gerald Horne’s new book Jazz and Justice examines the economic, social, and ... See More

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