Mumbo Jumbo


Saturday, November 08, 2003

What happens when people in power attempt to suppress an outburst of cultural energy? That's the conflict at the center of Ishmael Reed's comic novel Mumbo Jumbo. Reed and the Jazz scholar Robert O'Meally talk about how Jazz terrified politicians who saw the music as a virus sweeping the nation, mixing up races and classes. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.


Jonathan Mitchell

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