Revisiting Black History, Examining Future Paradigms
SOULSTEPPING: AFRICAN AMERICAN STEP SHOWS By Dr. Elizabeth C. Fine University of Illinois Press, 2003, 208 pp., $24.95 cloth, ISBN 0-252-02475-3
Soulstepping documents the history of stepping, which is defined as a complex performance that melds folk traditions with popular culture and involves synchronized percussive movement, singing, chanting and drama. The author traces the roots of stepping in African and African American culture and its transformation by churches, schools and social groups into a tool for instilling group identity and community involvement. The book also discusses the cultural politics surrounding its performance, as well as its spread to new venues and …
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Publication information: Article title: Revisiting Black History, Examining Future Paradigms. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Black Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 20. Issue: 18 Publication date: October 23, 2003. Page number: 41. © 1999 Cox, Matthews & Associates. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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