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From suits to robes: The use of African inspired apparel as a communication tool in the American avant-garde jazz community

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dc.contributor.author Cottle, C. Adam en_US
dc.contributor.author Cottle, Frederick S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bell, Thomas W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-12T15:40:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-12T15:40:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_US
dc.identifier doi: 10.1386/fspc.2.2.191_1
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4675
dc.description.abstract Many musicians working in the avant-garde of American jazz in the post-Civil Rights era publicly aligned themselves with black power cultural ideologies. The Afrocentric fashions worn by some of these musicians were a visual representation of their cultural beliefs and endure as a major component of the musical form’s legacy. This article reevaluates these performers’ standing in popular culture, recognizing them as fashion innovators on top of being musical revolutionaries. These musicians’ adventurous style lives on in popular culture through fashion statements in hip hop, neo soul and other musical genres. This article was first published in Intellect. The publisher's full-text version is available at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/fspc/2015/00000002/00000002/art00004 en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.publisher Intellect Ltd., Journal of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, Vol 2, Issue 2 en_US
dc.rights This article was first published in Intellect. The publisher's full-text version is available at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/fspc/2015/00000002/00000002/art00004
dc.subject African fashion en_US
dc.subject Afrocentricity en_US
dc.subject Afro-jazz en_US
dc.subject Avant-garde jazz en_US
dc.subject Comminities of practice en_US
dc.subject Popular culture en_US
dc.title From suits to robes: The use of African inspired apparel as a communication tool in the American avant-garde jazz community en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.department Behavioral & Health Sciences en_US


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