Monday, September 26, 2016
A Notebook on Kalamu ya Salaam's The Magic of Juju
Kalamu ya Salaam's The Magic of Juju: An Appreciation of the Black Arts Movement (Third World Press, 2016) offers a historical look at one of our most important cultural moments in the production of African American artistic thought.
The book includes chapters on: definitions of the Black Arts Movement; its historical background; the national birth of the movement; its theory and practice; publications; audio recordings; theatre; related black music of the art and era; film and television; dance; visual arts; critics of the time period; the critical assessment of the movement. The book also includes images of black arts texts by Eugene B. Redmond, a study guide by Jiton Davidson, and a dialogue between Salaam and Margo Natalie Crawford.
What follows are entries on aspects of the book:
• The Magic of Juju and Black Arts texts
• The Magic of Juju and Black Arts scholarly discourse
• Kalamu ya Salaam's introduction to the Black Arts era
• Kalamu ya Salaam, Eugene B. Redmond, and special collections
• The Black Arts Era