I believe that environmental imprints—sociocultural upbringing, attitudes, beliefs, and practices—are primary shapers of the ethnic characteristics that we call race. In acknowledging that definitive characteristics of the black (or white) dancing body reside in geographies beyond biology, the third part of this work is devoted to the “continent” of soul and spirit.
KeywordsAfrican American Culture Ethnic Characteristic Music Festival Primary Shaper African American History
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