Soul of a Nation: Jazz Is the Teacher, Funk Is the Preacher

Various Artists

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2018 release.

Soul of A Nation: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher is a powerful collection of radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap made in the era of Black Power (1969-75). This album features a number of important and ground-breaking African-American artists - The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Don Cherry, Funkadelic, Gil Scott-Heron and more - alongside a host of lesser-known artists all of whom in the early 1970s were exploring new Afrocentric poly-rhythmical styles of music - radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap - while at the same time exploring the Black Power and civil-rights inspired notions of self-definition, self-respect and self-empowerment in their own lives.

During this era African-American jazz musicians ripped up traditional definitions - rejecting the term 'entertainer' to redefine themselves instead as 'artists'. They worked outside of the mainstream music industry perceiving this artistic relationship to be fundamentally exploitative and politically flawed. Artists instead formed their own pan-arts community-centric collectives, set up their own record labels, ran concerts in alternative performance spaces - art galleries, parks, lofts, community centres - all as a way of taking control of their own creative destinies.

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SKU 5026328104232
Barcode # 5026328104232
Brand Soul Jazz Records

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