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    The Last Holiday - A MemoirGil Scott-HeronCanongate
    Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream. And Stevie Wonder had a dream. This is a book about dreams.' In the autumn of 1980, Stevie Wonder invited Gil Scott-Heron...
    AnacaonaThe Amazing Adventures of Cuba's First All-Girl Dance Band by Alicia CastroAtlantic Books
    GROOVY HARDBACK AMERICAN IMPORT - OVER 60% OFF!!!! Havana, 1932, and greengrocer Matias Castro, father of 13 children, is bankrupt. Cuchito, his eldest...
    Bob Dylan Chronicles Volume OneBy Bob DylanPocket Books
    The book is a delight to read since Dylan's prose flows, and the book is most decidedly a page turner. He provides many insights into his thinking as he...
    Wild Caribbean: The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous IslandsBy MichaelBrightYale University Press
    This book is a reference, a tour guide, and an informative overview of the wildlife on all the Caribbean Islands. This book is a gorgeously illustrated...
    The RIght MistakeBy Walter MosleyBasic Civitas
    Living in south central L.A., Socrates Fortlow is a sixty-year-old ex-convict still strong enough to kill men with his bare hands. Filled with profound...
    The Nigger FactoryBy Gil Scott-HeronCanongate
    Gil Scott-Heron's second novel, The Nigger Factory is a scornful statement on the way in which human beings are conditioned to think. On the campus...
    Funky Nassau Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular MusicUniversity of California Press
    This book examines the role music has played in the formation of the political and national identity of the Bahamas. Timothy Rommen analyzes Bahamian musical...
    The Essential Northern Soul Price GuideBy Tim BrownGardners Books
    COMPREHENSIVELY COMPLIED BY TWO OF THE WORLDS MOST FORMOST AUTHORITIES ON RARE SOUL THIS IS THE LARGEST LISTING OF NORTHERN SOUL MUSIC ON 45 EVER OFFERED....
    Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books
    Available for limited period at special discount price! 100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio...
    Welcome to NigeriaBy E.KerrHatchette
    Loads of stuff about Nigeria! This is our kind of book - informative and interesting.
    Black StyleEdited by Carol TullochV and A
    Wicked book on black fashions! Loads of wicked photos from UK club scene to West Africa and beyond. Description: John Picton looks at West Africa...
    The Autobiography Of Leroi JonesBy Amiri BarakaLawrence Hill Books
    First published in 1984, this is a revised edition of The Autobiography of Leroi Jones, which includes the original text (restored by the author) as...
    BasquiatEdited by Marc MayerMerrell
    Jean-Michel Basquiat was only twenty-seven when he died in 1988, his meteoric and often controversial career having lasted for just eight years. Despite...
    Hold On To Your DreamsArthur Russell And The Downtown Music Scene, 1973-1992Duke University Press
    If you are in anyway interested in Arthur Russell then you have to buy this book! 400-odd pages of seriously researched stuff - this is Arthur Russell's...
    Blues For New OrleansMardi Gras And America's Creole SoulUniversity Of Pennsylvania Press
    There is no more powerful celebration of the happy gumbo of life in New Orleans than Mardi Gras. In Carnival, music is celebrated along the city's spiderweb...
    The Negro In The CaribbeanEric WilliamsA&B Books Publishers
    Prime minister of Trinidad and Tobego from 1961 to his death in 1981 wrote this groundbreaking scholarly study of the Afro-Caribbean history, when he was...
    Carriacou String Band SerenadePerforming Identity In The Eastern CaribbeanWesleyan University Press
    Every year, on a weekend before Christmas, the small Caribbean island of Carriacou, Grenada, holds its annual Parang Festival, featuring concerts, performances...
    Tito Puente: When the Drums Are DreamingJosephine PowellAuthorHouse
    Ernesto "Tito" Puente born in 1923 in Spanish Harlem is a tale about an impoverished Puerto Rican boy who grew up with the advent of radio and American...
    Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960sBOOK Edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
    Currently out of print!This is the first ever collection of bossa nova record cover artwork, featuring stunning modernist and revolutionary designs that...
      WindrushBy Mike Phillips and Trevor PhillipsHarper Collins
      Broadcaster Trevor Phillips and his novelist brother Mike retell the very human story of Britain's first West Indian immigrants and their descendants from...
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      Afro-Cuban Diasporas In The Atlantic WorldBy Solimar OteroUniversity Of Rochester Press
      Solimar Otero's book explores how Yoruba and Afro-Cuban communities moved across the Atlantic between the Americas and Africa in successive waves in the...
      Migration And VodouIncludes CD!University Press Of Florida
      With an accompanying cd, this book provides a rare insight into the innovative ways a community of Haitian migrants in South Florida has maintained religious...
      Orpheus and PowerThe Movimento Negro Of Brazil, 1945-1988Princeton Paperbacks
      CURRENTLY £30 ON AMAZON! OVER 50% OFF! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! THIS BOOK IS THE BIBLE ON the Black Power movement in Brazil and covers across music, film...
      The Film Industry In BrazilCulture And The StateUniversity Of Pittsburgh Press
      Looking back through the prism of the severe economic crisis for filmmaking in the 1980s, 'The Film Industry in Brazil' explores the unusual relationship...
      The Life Of James BrownBy Geoff BrownOmnibus Press
      This book is the definitive biography of James Brown, an extraordinary and controversial superstar, that encompasses his entire life until his death on...
      KanavalVodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti by Leah GordonSoul Jazz Books
      Currently out of print“This book contains the most disturbing but exhilarating photographs you are ever likely to see" Bill DrummondSoul Jazz Records'...
        Altered StateThe Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid HouseSerpent's Tail
        Mathew Collin takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the story of Rave.
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        Voices Of Latin RockThe People And Events That Created The SoundHal Leonard
        WICKED BOOK! LARGE FORMAT USA IMPORT - OVER 50% OFF!!! From Santana to .. everyone else! Features exclusive interviews, biographical profiles, over 800...
        Divine Utterances (Book & CD)The Performance Of Afro-Cuban SanteriaSmithsonian Institution
        In Divine Utterances, Katherine J. Hagedorn explores the enduring cultural and spiritual power of the music of Afro-Cuban Santería and the process by...
        A Nation Within A NationAmiri Baraka & Black Power PoliticsUniversity Of North Carolina Press
        Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka is best known as one of the African-American writers who helped ignite the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. This book...
        Tito Puente And The MamboCrossing Musical Borders by Roberto A. ChavezFuerza
        Robert Chavez examines historical, cultural and musical perspectives relating to the mambo and Tito Puente's influence on this genre and American popular...
        Cuban CounterpointsThe Legacy Of Fernando OrtizLexington Books
        While Fernando Ortiz's contribution to our understanding of Cuba and Latin America has been widely recognised since the 1940's, recently there has been...
        Music, Race and NationMusica Tropical In Colombia By Peter WadeUniversity of Chicago Press
        Long a favourite on dance floors in Latin America, the "porro", "cumbia" and "vallenato" styles that make up Colombia's "musica tropical" are now enjoying...
        Hello, Hello BrazilPopular Music In The Making Of Modern BrazilDuke University Press
        Hello, hello Brazil was the standard greeting Brazilian radio announcers of the 1930s used to welcome their audience into an expanding cultural marketplace....
        Chord Changes On The ChalkboardHow Public School Teachers Shaped Jazz And The Music Of new OrleansScarecrow Press
        Using over 90 original interviews, as well as his extensive research in a variety of New Orleans' archives, Dr. Kennedy deftly explores the role public...
        There Ain't No Black In The Union Jack (1987)By Paul GilroyTaylor & Francis
        This classic book is a powerful indictment of contemporary attitudes to race. By accusing British intellectuals and politicians on both sides of the political...
        Secular DevotionAfro-Latin Music And Imperial JazzVerso Books
        Popular music in the Americas, from jazz, Cuban Latin and salsa to disco and rap, is overwhelmingly neo-African. Created in the midst of war and military...
        Focus Music of South AfricaRoutledge
        Great book, comes with free CD. "Focus on Music of South Africa" provides an in-depth look at the full spectrum of South African music, a musical culture...
        Cuba And It's MusicFrom The First Drums To The MamboChicago Review Press
        Unbelievably in-depth history of Cuba's music begins with the collision of Spain and Africa and continues through the era of Miguelito Valdes, Arsenio...
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        New York Noise BookArt and Music from the New York Underground 1978-88Soul Jazz Books
        SORRY, OUT OF PRINT!For anyone in the slightest bit interested in New York's vibrant art and music scenes in the 1980s, this is an essential book...