minstrelsy minstrelsy

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a troupe of minstrels
  2. (n) ballads sung by minstrels
  3. (n) the art of a minstrel

Usage(s):

  1. Linc's may have an almost entirely black cast, but anyone who thinks it is just another ethnic sitcom featuring bawdiness and near minstrelsy is in for a surprise.
  2. Born Lemuel Gordon Toney, son of a land-owning Virginia family impoverished by the Civil War, Eddie Leonard entered minstrelsy by way of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.
  3. For two years, lovers of peace, quiet and a less epileptic kind of minstrelsy have waited for Elvis Presley and the adenoidal art form, rock 'n' roll, to fade.

News

  • Mr. Tol E. Rance Comes To Town | WUNC

    Loading streams... They are bringing to the 80th Anniversary season of the American Dance Festival their piece, “Mr. Tol E. Rance,” which tackles minstrelsy.
    on July 10, 2013     Source: WUNC Chapel Hill

Quotes

  1. Skids and Mudflap do "indicate that minstrelsy remains as much in fashion in Hollywood as when, well, Jar Jar Binks was set loose by George Lucas," said Manohla Dargis in The New York Times.
    on Jun 24, 2009 By: Manohla Dargis Source: The Week Magazine

  2. "Others may have followed in my wake, but I was the one who turned racist minstrelsy into black soul -- and by doing so, became a cultural force," Brown wrote in "I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life of Soul" (2004).
    on Dec 25, 2006 By: James Brown Source: Washington Post

  3. "The prevailing paradigm for so many years was to get as far away from all of those vestiges of slavery and black-face minstrelsy as possible," says Bill Evans, an accomplished bluegrass banjo player and ethnomusicologist based in the East Bay.
    on May 27, 2008 By: Bill Evans Source: San Jose Mercury News

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