A new voice on the publishing scene, African Diaspora Press is a small reference publisher specializing in bibliographies about the arts and culture of sub-Saharan Africa and the African diaspora. Aimed primarily at the academic and public library market its works are meant to provide librarians, researchers, and students with state-of-the-art reference tools that help bridge the print world of the past and the digital world of the present and future.
Plans for 2010 include the release of three volumes in its Black Music Reference Series. The first of these, From Vodou to Zouk, is a comprehensive bibliography on the music of Haiti and the French-speaking Caribbean and will be released in May. It is now available for pre-order from the ADP website (www.african-diaspora-press.com). Two other titles in the series, Jamaican Popular Music and Afro-Cuban Music, will appear later in 2010. All three works are compiled by John Gray, a veteran music bibliographer whose previous works include Blacks in Classical Music, African Music, and Fire Music: A Bibliography of the New Jazz, 1959-1990. Highlights of the series include forewords by leading ethnomusicologists, lists of works consulted, guides to specialist libraries and archives, and separate Author and Subject indexes.
Future works, most to be issued in series, include volumes on music and dance, theatre, film and religion of sub-Saharan Africa and its global diaspora. For more information visit the ADP website, www.african-diaspora-press.com.