What Is Duke Ellington's View Of Authenticity?

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Duke Ellington shared an interesting viewpoint of authenticity in Black culture in response to the critics that accused him of “watered down” and “inauthentic” music. Ellington believed that Black aesthetic guided the primary principle that underlies the work of African American artists and he under minded Negro music being part of categories like jazz and swing, while defining his music as part of something bigger

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