The Call and the Response

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Author: Jean-Louis Chrétien

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823222988

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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In the aptly titled The Call and the Response, renowned philosopher and theologian Jean-Louis Chrtien revisits a favorite theme: how human life is shaped by the experience of call and response, explored using art as a context. For Chrtien, art is about acts in response to what the artist sees or hears and how these acts provoke responses from viewers. Deeply spiritual and intellectual without being academic, his arguments are unique, in both style and content.

Engaging Performance

Theatre as call and response

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Author: Jan Cohen-Cruz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136943072

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response presents a combined analysis and workbook to examine "socially engaged performance." It offers a range of key practical approaches, exercises, and principles for using performance to engage in a variety of social and artistic projects. Author Jan Cohen-Cruz draws on a career of groundbreaking research and work within the fields of political, applied, and community theatre to explore the impact of how differing genres of theatre respond to social "calls." Areas highlighted include: playwrighting and the engaged artist theatre of the oppressed performance as testimonial the place of engaged art in cultural organizing the use of local resources in engaged art revitalizing cities and neighborhoods through engaged performance training of the engaged artist. Cohen-Cruz also draws on the work of major theoreticians, including Bertolt Brecht, Augusto Boal, and Doreen Massey, as well as analyzing in-depth case studies of the work of US practitioners today to illustrate engaged performance in action. Jan Cohen-Cruz is director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. She is the author of Local Acts: Community-based Performance in the US; the editor of Radical Street Performance; co-editor, with Mady Schutzman, of Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism and A Boal Companion; and a University Professor at Syracuse University.

In the African-American Grain

Call-and-response in Twentieth-century Black Fiction

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Author: John F. Callahan

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252069826

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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An exploration of the impact of African-American oral storytelling techniques on modern and contemporary fiction. This book shows how African-American writers have used the forms and forces of this discourse to establish a potential relationship between storyteller and audience; and also a potential for change.

Call and Response

The Wisdom of Rumi

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Author: Louis Rogers

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595420443

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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The teachings of the great spiritual masters have a strange effect on us. Inspirational, yes, to the extent that we understand them; devotional fervor, certainly, to the degree that we can live it; moral rectitude and ethical vigilance, undoubtedly, providing we can rationalize our doubts, sublimate our fears and benignly dismiss those suggestions that we give up the things of this world for those of the next. We feel an inner impulse to respond to the teachings, taking either the low road by walking a Sunday path, or the high roads of monastic isolation or mindfully self-aware spiritual righteousness. Or perhaps any road one wishes that lies between these two extremes of passion and commitment. But the impulse to respond is genuine and deeply moving, and Rumi's invitation to the Divine Caravan is compelling. Despite the pull and attachment of secular life that is constant throughout time and compelling in any era, he offers continual affirmation that no matter what the diversions, no matter how often we fail, the invitation is always open. The spiritual door to the house of God is never closed. Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Come, come yet again, come.

The Book of Call & Response

You Sing, I Sing

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Author: John Martin Feierabend

Publisher: G I A Publications

ISBN: 9781579992156

Category: Education

Page: 86

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A collection of songs that provide the child with the opportunity to solo sing a short phrase.

Call and Response

An Introduction to the Catholic Faith

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Author: John Francis Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921472619

Category: Christian education of adults

Page: 152

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Co-published with the Catholic Enquiry Centre, this book is designed to assist and encourage those who, in response to perhaps an indefinable urging or call, wish to know more about the Catholic faith. It is also a welcome resource for those who have been Catholics for many years and wish to understand better the key aspects of their faith.

Call And Response

The Riverside Anthology Of The African American Literary Tradition

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Author: Patricia Liggins Hill,Trudier Harris,Bernard W. Bell,R. Baxter Miller,William J. Harris

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780618451715

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1024

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This comprehensive, chronological anthology of African and African American literature asserts that there is a distinctly black literary and cultural aesthetic, one that originated in the oral traditions of Africa and was kept alive during the American slavery experience. This text represents the centuries-long emergence of this aesthetic in poetry, fiction, drama, essays, speeches, sermons, criticism, journals, and the full range of song lyrics from the spiritual to rap. Produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, the audio CD is a one-of-a-kind collection of many of the poems, chants, and songs included in the book.

Call and response

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Author: Forrest Hamer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 68

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Poetry. Yusef Komunyakaa calls CALL & RESPONSE a tightly woven tapestry of impulses and life rituals, a tribute to what keeps us whole and true to human complexity. In essence, this wonderful collection is about bridges: between cultures, individuals, genders, parts of oneself, human beings and nature, family, etc. Hamer isn't afraid of those everyday feelings. His best poems are calls into our modern wilderness that demand heartfelt responses: they are challenges to us to connect through the acceptance of our personal and public histories. CALL & RESPONSE unearths myths with such fluidity, we don't realize that we've been transported to a place where we can earn transcendence. Southern, American, universal-the voices cohere into a seamless, symphonic bravo for human endurance. Seldom do we witness such a poetic surety in a first book.

Let your voice be heard!

songs from Ghana and Zimbabwe : call-and-response, multipart, and game songs

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Author: Abraham K. Adzinyah,Dumisani Maraire,Judith Cook Tucker

Publisher: World Music Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 116

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Features traditional game songs, story songs & multipart songs from Ghana & Zimbabwe from the repertoire of the above authors. Includes cultural & historical background & in-depth annotation of each song, with guidelines for use in schools. Purchase as set.

Call and Response

Key Debates in African American Studies

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Author: Henry Louis Gates,Jennifer Burton

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393975789

Category: History

Page: 1135

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Class-tested by Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his groundbreaking course, Call and Response is an innovative core reader for African American Studies.

The Hum

Call and Response in African American Preaching

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Author: Evans E. Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 92

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Firmly rooted in the black experience, this approach to homiletics helps readers understand preaching as an oral event. The call/response tension in black preaching is what drives the musicality of speech in black churches. Crawford refers to this musicality as "hum thoughts", and leads the reader to a better understanding of this type of preaching and its effects on the congregation.

Calls and Responses

The American Novel of Slavery Since Gone with the Wind

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Author: Tim A. Ryan

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807134306

Category: History

Page: 272

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In this comprehensive, groundbreaking study, Tim A. Ryan explores how American novelists since World War I have imagined the institution of slavery and the experience of those involved in it. Complicating the common assumption that authentic black-authored fiction about slavery is starkly opposed to the traditional, racist fiction (and history) created by whites, Ryan suggests that discourses about American slavery are -- and have always been -- defined by connections rather than disjunctions. Ryan contends that African American writers didn't merely reject and move beyond traditional portrayals of the black past but rather actively engaged in a dynamic dialogue with white-authored versions of slavery and existing historiographical debates. The result is an ongoing cultural conversation that transcends both racial and disciplinary boundaries and is akin to the call-and-response style of African American gospel music. Ryan addresses in detail more than a dozen major American novels of slavery, from the first significant modern fiction about the institution -- Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind and Arna Bontemps's Black Thunder (both published in 1936) -- to recent noteworthy novels on the topic -- Edward P. Jones's The Known World and Valerie Martin's Property (both published in 2003). His insistence upon the necessity of interpreting novels about the past directly in relation to specific historical scholarship makes Calls and Responses especially compelling. He reads Toni Morrison's Beloved not in opposition to a monolithic orthodoxy about slavery but in relation to specific arguments of controversial historian Stanley Elkins. Similarly, he analyzes William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner in terms of its rhetorical echoes of Frederick Douglass's famous autobiographical narrative. Ryan shows throughout Calls and Responses how a variety of novelists -- including Alex Haley, Octavia Butler, Ishmael Reed, Margaret Walker, and Frances Gaither -- engage in a dynamic debate with each other and with such historians as Herbert Aptheker, Charles Joyner, Eugene and Elizabeth Genovese, and many others. A substantially new account of the development of American slavery fiction in the last century, Calls and Responses goes beyond merely exalting the expression of black voices and experiences and actually reconfigures the existing view of the American novel of slavery.

A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race And The Soul Of America

Music, Race And The Soul Of America

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Author: Craig Werner

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782115811

Category: Music

Page: 448

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A Change is Gonna Come chronicles more than forty years of black music: from the hopeful, angry refrains of the Freedom movement to the slick pop of Motown; from Woodstock and the 'Summer of Love' to Vietnam and the race riots; from disco inferno to the Million Man March. This is an insightful and riveting study which looks at the place black music occupies in social history, its battle for the desegregation of popular music and its contribution to social change outside the recording studio

101 More Music Games for Children

New Fun and Learning with Rhythm and Song

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Author: Jerry Storms

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 9780897932981

Category: Education

Page: 162

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This action-packed compendium offers parents, teachers, and anyone else who works with kids a wide array of ingenious sound and dance activities from a variety of cultures to get kids singing, dancing, listening, interacting, and involved. 101 More Music Games for Children includes games that facilitate musical development, such as sound games, rhythm games, game projects, and card and board games. All of them have simple, clear rules, and they stress excitement, humor, challenge, surprise, and cooperation rather than competition. Whether or not kids are "musical" or play an instrument, these activities can help them: develop musical skills such as spontaneous singing; create, play, and recognize various rhythms; appreciate the structure of sounds; and learn how to play with all kinds of instruments. Like its best-selling predecessor, this book encourages and enhances creative expression, social interaction, family relationships, and kids' budding powers of listening, concentration, and discrimination.

The Power of Black Music

Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States

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Author: Samuel A. Floyd Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199839292

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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When Jimi Hendrix transfixed the crowds of Woodstock with his gripping version of "The Star Spangled Banner," he was building on a foundation reaching back, in part, to the revolutionary guitar playing of Howlin' Wolf and the other great Chicago bluesmen, and to the Delta blues tradition before him. But in its unforgettable introduction, followed by his unaccompanied "talking" guitar passage and inserted calls and responses at key points in the musical narrative, Hendrix's performance of the national anthem also hearkened back to a tradition even older than the blues, a tradition rooted in the rings of dance, drum, and song shared by peoples across Africa. Bold and original, The Power of Black Music offers a new way of listening to the music of black America, and appreciating its profound contribution to all American music. Striving to break down the barriers that remain between high art and low art, it brilliantly illuminates the centuries-old linkage between the music, myths and rituals of Africa and the continuing evolution and enduring vitality of African-American music. Inspired by the pioneering work of Sterling Stuckey and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., author Samuel A. Floyd, Jr, advocates a new critical approach grounded in the forms and traditions of the music itself. He accompanies readers on a fascinating journey from the African ring, through the ring shout's powerful merging of music and dance in the slave culture, to the funeral parade practices of the early new Orleans jazzmen, the bluesmen in the twenties, the beboppers in the forties, and the free jazz, rock, Motown, and concert hall composers of the sixties and beyond. Floyd dismisses the assumption that Africans brought to the United States as slaves took the music of whites in the New World and transformed it through their own performance practices. Instead, he recognizes European influences, while demonstrating how much black music has continued to share with its African counterparts. Floyd maintains that while African Americans may not have direct knowledge of African traditions and myths, they can intuitively recognize links to an authentic African cultural memory. For example, in speaking of his grandfather Omar, who died a slave as a young man, the jazz clarinetist Sidney Bechet said, "Inside him he'd got the memory of all the wrong that's been done to my people. That's what the memory is....When a blues is good, that kind of memory just grows up inside it." Grounding his scholarship and meticulous research in his childhood memories of black folk culture and his own experiences as a musician and listener, Floyd maintains that the memory of Omar and all those who came before and after him remains a driving force in the black music of America, a force with the power to enrich cultures the world over.

Pentecostal Theology in Africa

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Author: Clifton R. Clarke

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873497

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Pentecostal Theology in Africa is a collection of essays that explore the theology of African Pentecostalism from various vantage points. The theological focus of the volume is timely as African Pentecostalism, though well researched, is rarely given a thorough theological elucidation. The book does not approach the issue of African Pentecostalism in a systematic fashion but aims at explicating the theological implications of African Pentecostal practices and beliefs. The book is divided into two sections: the first deals with theological issues and the second with the more practical ramifications. This volume is by no means the last word on this issue but hopes to make a contribution towards opening up more theological discourse in the study of African Pentecostalism over against the historical, empirical, and anthropological.

World Beat Fun

Multicultural and Contemporary Rhythms for K-8 Classrooms

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Author: Zig Wajler

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780757908521

Category: Music

Page: 32

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Zig introduces K-8 children to rhythms and sounds from various countries in World Beat Fun. Music technology integrates with world percussion to create an entertaining and educational collection of songs and rhythms for kids. Included are 74 cool CD tracks with call-and-responses, play-along without background rhythms, and play-along with Zig's original rhythm parts. Music styles/regions include Asian, Middle Eastern, African with hip-hop, Native American with hip-hop, North American rock, rain forest, and salsa. Traditional classroom rhythm instruments may be used to play the patterns. Teaching suggestions are included.

Strategies to Integrate the Arts in Mathematics

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Author: Dacey, Linda,Donovan, Lisa

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 1618139169

Category: Education

Page: 283

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This teacher-friendly resource provides practical arts-based strategies for classroom teachers to use in teaching mathematics content. Overview information and model lessons are provided for each strategy and ideas are provided for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The strategies addressed within the book allow teachers to make mathematics instruction come alive and best meet students' needs.