miercuri, 2 iulie 2008

Uncle Sam Wants Your Jazz

Din capitolul "Descoperirea apei calde", subcapitolul "Bratzul lung ideologic al Americii, de la Hollywood la Louis Armstrong, via Top Gun si alte Kerouac-isme".

Courtesy of Constantin Gheorghe.

Groove it, babe.


HALF a century ago, when America was having problems with its image during the cold war, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., the United States representative from Harlem, had an idea. Stop sending symphony orchestras and ballet companies on international tours, he told the State Department. Let the world experience what he called “real Americana”: send out jazz bands instead.

Restul aici.

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