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African American Tribal Music – The Beginning

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley African American Tribal Music The heritage and culture that are the foundation of what I like to call “African American Tribal Music” are the products of two continents – Africa and America. They stem from a long tradition passed down generations prior to arriving to the New World, mixed with events and conditions that were faced during a heinous period in American History by those who were captives and brought by force as well as those that were here before Columbus who also became captives. …

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Treme – African American Tribal Music and The Black Experience

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Most people don’t think to associate the word Tribe or Tribal with African American. For the most part, African and Native American usually comes to mind. However, the irony of the names “African American” and “Native American” are really names that describe the same group of people.  Recently, I lost my last remaining grandparent. My Granddad Walter Pearley Sr. From Bellerose Louisiana. He lived in the East Bank of New Orleans. So, in tern, my family and I watched the entire four seasons of Treme…

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Podcast 

Sorrow Songs and Slave Seculars Podcast

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode I will be discussing Sorrow Songs, Slave Seculars and the early discussions by Musicologists. Richard Wallaschek, in his Book, Primitive Music(1893) sites that Black Music is a mere imitation of European Compositions. Henry Krehbiel, was an American music critic and musicologist who believe Black Music was a Folk Song, Folk meaning of the people by the people. We will also be looking at James Weldon Johnson, Alain Locke, Mikes Mark Fisher..and more. In our interview segment, I’ll be speaking to Anthony Elder,…

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