ESSAY: Salgado on Art in Schomburg’s Black Atlantic

César A. Salgado | The Visual Arts in Arturo A. Schomburg’s Black Atlantic: “…Although there is no date on the prospectus, Schomburg’s book project on Negro Painters was part of the third and last phase in his career as a Harlem/Brooklyn intellectual, antiquarian, and race leader. This phase begins in 1926, after he sells his legendary collection to the New York Public Library and uses … Continue reading ESSAY: Salgado on Art in Schomburg’s Black Atlantic

CD: Drums of Defiance, Maroon Music of Jamaica

Drums of Defiance: Maroon Music from the Earliest Free Black Communities of Jamaica, compiled by Kenneth M. Bilby, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992, compact disc. From the Smithsonian’s website: Featuring complex, West African influenced drumming and dancing, this little-known rural tradition is at the heart of modern, politically charged reggae music. The conviction heard here reveals a long history of struggle. During the 17th and 18th … Continue reading CD: Drums of Defiance, Maroon Music of Jamaica