Black Music: An American (R)evolution

September 2016
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Black Music: An American (R)evolution Ep2 - Free At Last

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Free at Last - The story of African American music and the civil rights movement. After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Black musicians moved away from the polite and polished sounds of Motown towards a more aggressive affirmation of their Blackness. But that didn't last, and the angry political message of Public Enemy was soon replaced with the crass materialism of gangsta rap and cute R&B songs. (From France, in French and English) (Masterpiece) (Documentary Series) (Part 2 of 2) (Rp...
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Black Music: An American (R)evolution Ep1 - We Shall Overcome

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We Shall Overcome - The story of African American music and the civil rights movement from slavery to Barack Obama's nomination as presidential candidate. The first part looks at black music from the early Negro spirituals sung by slaves in the South, to blues, jazz, bee-bop, soul, rhythm & blues and the freedom songs of the civil rights movement up to the historic march on Washington in the summer of 1963. (From France, in French and English) (Masterpiece) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 2) (R...
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