Wade in the Water: The Wisdom of the Spirituals - Revised Edition (Paperback)

Wade in the Water: The Wisdom of the Spirituals - Revised Edition By Arthur C. Jones, Vincent Harding (Foreword by) Cover Image

Wade in the Water: The Wisdom of the Spirituals - Revised Edition (Paperback)

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Wade in the Water celebrates the spirituals both as art form and as unique and powerful cultural expression. Exploring the African roots of the spirituals, Jones explores the way the songs conceal a language of freedom and resistance, and the way that their spiritual consolation reinforces community solidarity. First published in 1993, this new edition traces the rediscovery and transmission of this tradition and its meaning for a new generation and new challenges.

Arthur C. Jones, a clinical psychologist, is Professor Emeritus of Music, Culture and Psychology, University of Denver. In the early 1990s, his expertise in African American and multicultural mental health and spirituality merged with a serendipitous revival of his childhood love of singing, leading to sustained efforts to help preserve and revitalize the music and wise teachings of the African American spirituals tradition. He is the founder of the award-winning Spirituals Project, which is now an official program of the University of Denver Lamont School of Music.
Product Details ISBN: 9781626985049
ISBN-10: 1626985049
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication Date: June 15th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English