Black American History, from Plantations to Rap Culture, or black America explored through its institutions and artistic productions. Widely accessible, this story of millions of American citizens is told from their first steps in the New World to today through a cultural prism both original and essential. From the transatlantic slave trade to the ecclesiastical pillar, through abolition, school, and politics, this book suggests reading the African- American music as a succession of existential movements. The author analyzes the codes of this extraordinary art, which has always been the highest form of testimonials ofMen’s earthly passage. What challenges did black Americans have to face when they created blues, jazz, rap?
Pascal Archimede embarks us on a timeless journey between past, present, and future; between identity and captivity; between disappointment and progress towards the liberation of a Nation.
Pascal Archimede is a translator/interpreter as well as a successful ESL trainer who holds a Masters degree in English with a specialization in American civilization, and a Professional Masters in Skills Development in Adult Training.
His passion for music led him to create a unique language teaching method based on music. As a result, Pascal released his first book Music in Professional Language Training. The success of this book and its subsequent teaching method provided the author with invitations to leading colleges, universities and international conferences throughout Europe.
Committed to promoting culture, he is also working with the Black-owned French-speaking media company NOFI for which he’s interviewed A-list names such as Jada Pinkett Smith, John Boyega and the cast of the mega-hit film Black Panther when it premiered in London.
Pursuing his quest for knowledge and information, he has published Black American History, from Plantations to Rap Culture in French and in English, both available at Amazon.
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