Obama Music: Some Notes From A South Sider Abroad

Obama Music: Some Notes From A South Sider Abroad

Bonnie Greer


Born and raised at the South part of Chicago, London dependent writer and playwright Bonnie Greer seeks to illustrate that Barack Obama's Presidency is what she calls a 'South aspect Presidency'. And that it's only the South facet of Chicago, with its heritage and tradition and associations which may have despatched an African American, at the moment, to the White condo. 'Obama Music' is a mix of anecdotes approximately her personal starting to be up in a single of America's so much bold Black groups, jumbled in with observations at the origins and growth of the tune of the South part: gospel, blues, soul and jazz, and Barack and Michelle Obama's relation to the sound in their group. All of this is often woven in with background starting from the good Migration on the finish of worldwide warfare One, to the and of the 60's, an period Obama himself has said that he feels just about. this isn't a standard historical past e-book, nor a reporter-on-the campaign-trail account. 'Obama Music' is one African American woman's account of gazing, from the opposite facet of the sea, background being made, a historical past rooted locally of her delivery, correct in her own residence city. Small, opinionated, own, anecdotal and whole of song and insights, this publication can sit down along the extra heavyweight tomes as a footnote to the phenomenon that's Obama song.

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