Ethnomusicology graduate student Danielle Maggio’s review of Shana L. Redmond’s Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora has been published in the Fall 2016 edition of The Bulletin of the Society for American Music. Redmond’s book provides case studies on music that was highly influential in black history in the 20th century, from Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association, to the NAACP, Civil Rights movement, Black Power movement, the African Nation Congress, and beyond. In assessing Redmond’s work, Maggio writes,
“Redmond offers a consistent methodological thread that pays homage to both those who have received credit in the annals of history and those who have been silenced by the masculinist institutions of patriarchy and white privilege. Her book traces black history in the twentieth century through key compositions and performances that construct an ‘audible global public’.”
Congratulations to Danielle Maggio for highlighting the value of this important book.