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I See the Rhythm (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner) (original 1998; edition 1998)
by Toyomi Igus, Michele Wood (Illustrator)
I See the Rhythm by Toyomi Igus (1998)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0892391510, Hardcover)I See the Rhythm is a unique visual and poetic introduction to the history of African-American music. Beginning with the roots of black music in Africa and continuing on to contemporary hip hop, "I See the Rhythm" takes young readers on a musical journey through time. They are invited to feel the rhythm of work songs on a Southern plantation, see the rhythm of jazz from a balcony in New Orleans, dance to the rhythm of swing at the Savoy Club in Harlem, and rejoice to the rhythm of gospel from a church pew on Sunday morning.
Each stunning spread is an inspiring celebration of African-American music and the far-reaching impact it has had on the world.
"An unusually lyrical meditation on African American history...(Wood's) sensuous style gives hard realities...a sweet dignity". -- Publishers Weekly
Vivid paintings and poetic text trace the progression of black music from its traditional roots in Africa to contemporary hip hop
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:50:20 -0400)
Chronicles and captures poetically the history, mood, and movement of African American music.
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