That Old Time Religion: The Influence of West and Central African Religious Culture on the Music of the Azusa Street Revival

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Title:
That Old Time Religion: The Influence of West and Central African Religious Culture on the Music of the Azusa Street Revival
Author:
Wickham, Anna
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
The Azusa Street Revival was a movement started in 1906 by a small group of black individuals at a prayer meeting in Los Angeles, California. The revival is largely considered the beginning of the Pentecostal movement. This paper investigates the relationship between the worship practices of the Azusa Street Revival and the musical and religious traditions of the West and Central African peoples who were the ancestors of some of the most prominent and influential participants in the movement. These practices, which include spirit possession, physical movement and rhythm, musical collaboration, and indeterminate times of worship, seemingly made their way from Africa into the daily lives of African American slaves, where they were adopted by participants at the American camp meetings of the early nineteenth century. From there, these West and Central African musical traditions became instituted in the holiness movement, the precursor to the Azusa Street Revival.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
American Revival Music; Azusa Street Revival; Pentecostal Music; Revival; Revival Music; Music; African American Music
Degree Name:
M.M.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Brobeck, John T.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThat Old Time Religion: The Influence of West and Central African Religious Culture on the Music of the Azusa Street Revivalen_US
dc.creatorWickham, Annaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWickham, Annaen_US
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Azusa Street Revival was a movement started in 1906 by a small group of black individuals at a prayer meeting in Los Angeles, California. The revival is largely considered the beginning of the Pentecostal movement. This paper investigates the relationship between the worship practices of the Azusa Street Revival and the musical and religious traditions of the West and Central African peoples who were the ancestors of some of the most prominent and influential participants in the movement. These practices, which include spirit possession, physical movement and rhythm, musical collaboration, and indeterminate times of worship, seemingly made their way from Africa into the daily lives of African American slaves, where they were adopted by participants at the American camp meetings of the early nineteenth century. From there, these West and Central African musical traditions became instituted in the holiness movement, the precursor to the Azusa Street Revival.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectAmerican Revival Musicen_US
dc.subjectAzusa Street Revivalen_US
dc.subjectPentecostal Musicen_US
dc.subjectRevivalen_US
dc.subjectRevival Musicen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectAfrican American Musicen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.M.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBrobeck, John T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchauer, Elizabeth R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMugmon, Matthewen_US
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