Worship Across the Racial Divide. Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation.
Oxford University Press, 2018. 282p. Paperback. The strength of this study lies in Marti's willingness to challenge his own preconceptions about how music assists the creation and maintenance of multiracial congregations by listening closely to the testimony offered by his informants, and by drawing on an array of theoretical provocations... In the end, Marti discovers, what is vital about the music promulgated by successful multiracial congregations isn't the sound per se or the degree to which it signposts ethnic particularities, but the practices it engendersrehearsals, Sunday performances, after-hours meeting and mealsand the meaningful human relationships it ultimately creates. Adam Gussow, Reading Religion |a 4/7/18 (Publisher's information).