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Sufi Lyrics
Selections from a World Classic (Murty Classical Library of India)
Bullhe Shah - Feb 23, 2021
Bullhe Shah's work is among the glories of Panjabi literature, and the iconic eighteenth-century poet is widely regarded as a master of mystical Sufi poetry. His verses, famous for their vivid style and outspoken denunciation of artificial religious divisions, have long been beloved and continue to win audiences around the world. This striking new ...
Vijay Iyer
Feb 12, 2021
Good books for bad times, courtesy @Harvard_Press      source
Poems of the First Buddhist Women
A Translation of the Therigatha (Murty Classical Library of India)
Charles Hallisey - Feb 23, 2021
The Therīgāthā is one of the oldest surviving literatures by women, composed more than two millennia ago and originally collected as part of the Pali canon of Buddhist scripture. These poems were written by some of the first Buddhist women--therīs--honored for their religious achievements. Through imaginative verses about truth and freedom, the wom...
Vijay Iyer
Feb 12, 2021
Good books for bad times, courtesy @Harvard_Press      source
Liner Notes for the Revolution
The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound
Daphne A. Brooks - Feb 23, 2021
An award-winning Black feminist music critic takes us on an epic journey through radical sound from Bessie Smith to Beyonc�.Daphne A. Brooks explores more than a century of music archives to examine the critics, collectors, and listeners who have determined perceptions of Black women on stage and in the recording studio. How is it possible, she ask...
Vijay Iyer
Feb 12, 2021
Good books for bad times, courtesy @Harvard_Press      source
Jazz and Justice
Racism and the Political Economy of the Music
Gerald Horne - Jun 18, 2019
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A galvanizing history of how jazz and jazz musicians flourished despite rampant cultural exploitation The music we call "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, suffer...
Vijay Iyer
Sep 03, 2019
Gerald Horne’s new book is a must.      source