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Jazz Diasporas"Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"$
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Rashida K. Braggs

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520279346

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520279346.001.0001

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Beyond Color-Blind Narratives: Reading behind the Scenes of Paris Blues

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Jazz Diasporas
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Rashida K. Braggs

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0007

This chapter examines the film Paris Blues (1961) to foreground several key points expressed in the present volume. It connects the fictional jazz diasporas of Paris Blues to the very real lives of present-day African American jazz musicians, as well as the author's own experiences residing in Paris. Despite a ferocious political revolt by French of African descent in the 2000s, current jazz diasporas still favor African Americans, and there is a separation between the two diasporic communities. But in the end it is relationships rather than differences that make jazz diasporas. The relationships and exchanges of power among African Americans, white Americans, white French, and French of African descent constantly build, collapse, and rebuild to support the survival of jazz and jazz people.

Keywords:   Paris Blues, jazz diaspora, African American jazz musicians, French, jazz music, diasporic communities

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