A people - Reflections on the Deep South
A People - Reflections On The Deep South
Taal: Nederlands - Frans - Engels (3 talig boek)
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- IBAN: BE13 9796 2804 9339
- BIC: ARSP BE 22
Waarover gaat dit boek?
'A People - Reflections on the Deep South' is een bloemlezing van de bluesmuziek die eer betoont aan levende en overleden muzikanten. Luc en Marc Borms geven de lezer met hun foto's een scherp en verfrissend beeld van de cultuur van de Delta. Dit boek herinnert ons er aan dat 'gewone mensen' de sleutel zijn om de blues écht te verstaan.
'A People - Reflections on the Deep South' is a bouquet for the blues that pays tribute to both the living and the dead artists associated with the music. Marc and Luc Borms bring the reader a fresh, keen eye through their photographs that help us understand the Mississippi Delta culture. This book is full of beautiful photographs and text, reminding us that 'ordinary people' are key to understanding the blues.
'A People - Reflections on the Deep South' est comme un bouquet qui rend hommage aux artistes, tant vivants que décédés, qui sont associés au blues. Luc et Marc Borms offrent au lecteur par leurs photos une vision fraiche et nette qui aide à comprendre le blues. Les magnifiques photos et textes nous rappellent que l'on peut essentiellement comprendre le blues par le biais des 'gens simples'.
William Ferris over 'A People'
William Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, he toured his homestate Mississippi as a folklorist, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performe the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. 'Rolling Stone' magazine has named him among the Top Ten Professors in the United States.
A People: Reflections on the Deep South is a bouquet for the blues that pays tribute to both the living and the dead artists associated with the music. The book's authors and photographers are brothers--Marc and Luc Borms-who traveled from their home in Belgium in search of the blues. Their goal was "to capture random and unplanned encounters [with] ordinary people", and they clearly succeeded. During their travels, the Bormses focused on Mississippi and its neighboring states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Their photographs of blacks and whites, men and women, and old and young capture offer the reader intimate encounters with people whom they met during their travels.
In a region where memory and sense of place are sacred, blues occupies a privileged position. The music preserves both the history of a people and the places in which that history is set. As the phrase "Mississippi Delta Blues" implies, place marks the music in powerful, enduring ways.
Memory and place are hauntingly etched in gravestones that are both commercially fabricated and hand-made. These markers honor the spirit of musicians from Elvis Presley to Mississippi Fred McDowell. They remind the visitor of how important music is for the region, and they guide visitors from throughout the world as they make their pilgrimage to pay homage to blues artists and their worlds.
Marc and Luc Borms have made multiple trips from Belgium to embrace blues worlds in the Deep South, and this fine book is the fruit of their journeys. It captures the now-silent voices of musicians who once performed in those blues worlds. The sound of their voices endures and inspires contemporary black and white musicians whose photographs are featured in the book. Those artists represent the latest chapter in the history of blues, and they attest to the music's enduring presence in twenty-first century music.
Marc and Luc Borms are part of a distinguished group of international visitors who have traveled to Mississippi in search of the blues. Like Paul Oliver in England, Seba Pezzani in Italy, and Bea Chauvin in France, the Borms brothers continue this tradition and bring the reader a fresh, keen eye through their photographs that help us understand the blues. Their book appropriately memorializes deceased musicians and celebrates their successors with photographs and text that are respectful of both past and present worlds. The statements they compose as the voices of each musician animate both past and present worlds in a dramatically beautiful way.
A People: Reflections on the Deep South is a classic portrait of blues artists and their music. Marc and Luc Borms's beautiful photographs and text remind us that "ordinary people" are key to understanding the blues.