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Why jazz still matters

At Nouri, we often borrow from the language of jazz and improvisation theory to cook in a dynamic, collaborative, and co-creating manner. Early and Monson’s paper reminds individuals who compliment, anticipate, inspire, and upset each other into a communal whole greater than the sum of its parts.” As a musical form, it is also multicultural in essence. Its cosmopolitanism can be felt in its name itself. ‘Jazz’ draws from Hausa and Arabic terms that may be related to term ‘jaiza’ or ‘jazb’. From a crossroads perspective, food is never just food; it is a metaphor for social theory. In the same way, Early and Monson remind us that “the political and cultural associations of jazz are… above the music itself.”

You can read the full paper here.