Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Harlem in MontmartreA Paris Jazz Story between the Great Wars$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

William Shack

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225374

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225374.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 27 September 2021



(p.131) Coda
Harlem in Montmartre

William A. Shack

University of California Press

For two decades, cultural ties of music and the literary and expressive arts held together two black communities on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Black Broadway in black Paris drew almost exclusively on the music and entertainment talent of itinerant African Americans from Harlem and other Bronzevilles. Yet the Americans' popularity and success in Parisian nightclubs was also, in part, their failure. Stephen Mougin, the sometimes firebrand music critic and talented pianist, decried the shallow “Negrophilia” that fostered racial posturing over good music in the jazz nightclubs in Montmartre and Montparnasse between the wars. Under the banner of the Harlem Renaissance, Charles Johnson and Alain Locke rallied black Manhattan's musicians to the cause of economic, social, and cultural equality with white Americans, perceiving arts in general to be a crack in racism.

Keywords:   Harlem, Montmartre, black musicians, Paris, racism

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.