2007 Alan Merriam Prize introduced by the Society for Ethnomusicology 2007 PEN/Past Margins Guide Award Finalist After we consider African American in style music, our first thought might be not of double-dutch: ladies bouncing between two twirling ropes, protecting time to the tick-tat below their toes. However this ebook argues that the video games black ladies play —handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch leap rope—each replicate and encourage the ideas of black in style musicmaking. The Video games Black Women Play illustrates how black musical types are included into the earliest video games African American ladies study—how, in impact, these video games include the DNA of black music. Drawing on interviews, recordings of handclapping video games and cheers, and her personal statement and recollections of gameplaying, Kyra D. Gaunt argues that black ladies' video games are related to lengthy traditions of African and African American musicmaking, and that they educate important musical and social classes which are carried into maturity. On this celebration of playground poetry and childhood choreography, she uncovers the surprisingly wealthy contributions of women’ play to black in style tradition.

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Raised up in The Inner City Projects Called FAIR FIELD COURT Located In The (HEART) City Of Richmond, Va by a single Black Woman who I call (MOM). How Hard Can That Be, I know you would probably guess that with ONE CHILD it wouldn't be so hard, BUT it wasn't, it was (MIGHTY HARD), To Raise A Young Boy
(ESPECIALLY ONE LIKE ME) to be a Grown Man a Father ? My Mother worked HARD you hear me. 2 jobs, one in the early morning and One in Late Evenings. I am being 1000000 with you when I say this, (NOT 100) most of the time when she left in the Morning for work, she never returned home until late evening, it was straight to the part time job from that Morning Job, just to provide for Herself and Me. You know some, Now that I am grown, or have grown up, I KNOW HOW HARD THAT WAS FOR HER. (THESE DAYS, THAT'S GOTTA BE EVEN HARDER, I WOULD BELIEVE. ) Some -things do change, but never MY MOM'S LOVE FOR ME. What did change was ME. I started growing up, became a father @ 20 (KINDA GOOD THOUGH RIGHT?), went through a lot of turmoil though, Dropped Out Of School. (TOOK MOM THROUGH HELL - YOU HERE ME!). and YES, I KNOW I DID... NOW. I end up GOING TO JAIL on her (MY MOM) a couple of times. Matter of Fact, to Keep it 1000000 That's all I did for small things though, like Driving. I end up having 4 more Kids, whom I love dearly, like any father would. NOW, My Mom works a part time job now (STILL ABOUT THAT MONEY) and she's Retired. BUT ONE THING, MOM don't only take care of HERSELF & Me now, BUT (MY KIDS) Her Grandkids. HEY, What can I say, SHE'S MY MOM. "Love you Mother".. and THANKS.. BUT Y'ALL STILL GOTTA REMEMBER, >>> (I AM A PRODUCT OF MY ENVIRONMENT) <<<

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