Living Encyclopedia of Global African Music
Karlton E. Hester, Editor in Chief (Copyright
2002 Karlton E. Hester)
Co-Sponsored by the UCSC Center for Teaching Excellence and African American Innovators, LLC
Volume 1: The
Afrocentric Roots of "Jazz" and African Music in the Americas (African Antiquity
Volume 2: The Evolution of Classic "Jazz" Forms (1910 - 1950)
Volume 3: The Creation of Free, Fusion and Reconstructive Modern Styles (1950 - 2000)
Volume 4: An Encyclopedia of Music, Musicians and Recordings
View the Encyclopedia Overview page for an outline of each volume.
The Overview Page provides an outline of each volume.
Select Browse to enter the Encyclopedia and view its contents. On this page you will view the full Table of Contents on the left portion of the screen, and an Index of all articles, images, and other Encyclopedia content on the right portion of the screen. We are continuously uploading new content. Please check back periodically for additions.
The content of LEGAM is compiled from the following sources, as indicated for each index entry:
[a] = Article
[!] = Oral History/Interview
[#] = Book Excerpt: From Africa to Afrocentric Innovations Some Call "Jazz"
[P] = Presentation/Display
[w] = Website Link
[@] = E-Mail/Chatroom News
[*] = Image(s)
[o] = Other
An Article is an entry that was written by one of our associated scholars and made available to us for the encyclopedia. An Oral History or Interview is primary source material transcribed or collected from the ongoing audio, video, and written documentation we have conducted for this project. The Book Excerpts are from Dr. Karlton E. Hester's "jazz" history publication From Africa to Afrocentric Innovations Some Call "Jazz," the structure of which LEGAM is based upon. We will include items from this book-set selectively. We are also collecting Website Links for material that is located on the internet outside of our site. If you would like to point us to some resourceful websites to include, please feel free to E-mail Us with the website title and complete URL, and we will take your submission into consideration. Also included in LEGAM are news and resources from E-Mails from our associates, as well as news from the upcoming Chatrooms to be hosted at www.aainnovators.com. Images are also part of the content and are categorized thematically within the Table of Contents, and also listed in a full Index of Images at the end of Volume 4.Search Tips:
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The Living Encyclopedia of
Global African Music is a joint venture between the University of
California at Santa Cruz and African American Innovators, LLC.
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