Monday, November 5, 2012

OVP Teen Book Club


Marcus Garvey: Jazz, Reggae, Hip Hop and the African Diaspora By James G. Spady 

Spady re-examines the history of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association, as well as their legacies across the twentieth century. It focuses on the lives of Marcus Garvey, Thomas W. Harvey (successor to Garvey), Jean Harvey Slappy, Joseph A. Bailey, Esq., and the continuity of thought and action in the Black Power/Black Arts Movement, Rastafarianism, Jazz, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Dancehall. How did Garveyism influence artists and theorists as varied as: Black Arts proponent Larry Neal; Jazz musicians Max Roach, Dave Burrell, and Grachan Moncur, III; Reggae musicians Burning Spear, Cherine Anderson, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh; and many others?