Africana Studies Review - Spring 2019Vol. 6 No. 1 (2019)
This Spring 2019 issue is a conglomeration of diverse pieces of scholarship in Africana Studies, from scholars in ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, religious studies, legal studies, African studies, and other disciplines focusing on various aspects of Africana spirituality and artistic expression. These two forces—spirituality and art—have been intertwined lifelines for Africana peoples. Our spirituality has sustained usin the best times andthrough the direst of circumstances,and our ability to express ourselves in unique and instructive ways continues to awe and influence those within and outside of our communities. Where these two intersect we find some of our most enduring and influential forms, from gospel, to drum and dance, to quilting, to spoken and written word, to hip-hop. The contributors to this issue explore various acts of creation and their implications.