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The Jazz Brunch: This is What Appropriation Sounds Like

Garage Restaurant & Café in Greenwich Village offers a weekend “Jazz Brunch.” It features good entertainment, good food, and a good chance to experience cultural appropriation and the emergence of two sources of leisure historically defined by class. The exotic meal of brunch and the striking sounds of jazz emerged around the same time: the

Appreciating vs. Appropriating in Harlem: Where to Draw the Line

ppropriation of a given culture’s art, music, and space is often viewed as inappropriate appropriation when it is done disingenuously. Aspects of a given group in society can be culturally appropriated (i.e. music, art, traditions, customs) as well as spatially appropriated. Unwanted infiltration and appropriation of another culture’s “space” happens constantly in many urban, ethnic