As a friendly reminder, one of the perks of ASWAD membership is a free e-subscription to the Journal of Africana Religions, which is co-sponsored by ASWAD. The current issue of the Journal features a roundtable on Africana religious music. Articles by Harcourt Fuller, Anthony Merritt, Joseph Winters, and Katie Young offer a fresh and insightful analysis of Africana soundscapes ranging from the musicological formations of Jamaica to those of Ghana, reaching from early Maroon history to the contemporary rhythms of hip-hop. In addition, several research articles also feature in this issue. Claudrena Harold offers a study of the gospel artist James Cleveland. The complex philosophical history of African Islam comes to fore in a ground-breaking article by Oludamini Ogunnaike. Adriaan Van Klinken examines the intersection of Africana religions and LGBT communities. Alexis S. Wells-Oghoghomeh’s studies religion and gendered trans-sense in the history of enslaved Blacks in the US South. You can access your subscription through JSTOR: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jafrireli.5.2.issue-2.


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