Inner City Blues
Blues Legacies and the Roots of 1968
In this article, I would like to propose an alternative and long view of “1968” which is grounded in black liberation movements, Afrodiasporic cultures, neighborhood-based organizations and sustained and propagated by music and sound. Venturing into this alternative history, I consider the Bronx, Harlem, and Naples, Italy as networks of resistance and nodal junctures for the transmission of Afrodiasporic cultures of opposition. Connecting the mutual influence of global social movements, music and neighborhood-based organizations, my article is also an invitation to start thinking about history through acoustic/musical resonances.
Activism in the South Bronx; inter-ethnic alliances; Black liberation movements; Afrodiasporic and creolized cultures; music and ethno-chamber effect; Harlem; Naples; Mediterranean
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