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Titre THE LAST DARKY : BERT WILLIAMS, BLACK-ON-MINSTRELSY AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Auteurs CHUDE-SOKEI LOUIS
Date de parution 01/01/2006
Nbre/N° de page 272
Cote OUVMUS CHU
Commentaire The Last “Darky” establishes Bert Williams, the comedian of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth, as central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance. Before integrating Broadway in 1910 via a controversial stint with the Ziegfeld Follies, Williams was already an international icon. Yet his name has faded into near obscurity, his extraordinary accomplishments forgotten largely because he performed in blackface. Louis Chude-Sokei contends that Williams’s blackface was not a display of internalized racism nor a submission to the expectations of the moment. It was an appropriation and exploration of the contradictory and potentially liberating power of racial stereotypes. Perfoms with George Walker,husband of Ada Overton Walker ("The Queen of the Cakewalk")
Descripteurs Musique Jazz danse jazz
Référence DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Sélection dans valise Danse Jazz
Langue Anglais