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Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso: Traditions in the Making

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Starting from the days of slavery and following through to the first decades of the twentieth century, this book traces the evolution of Carnival and secular black music in Trinidad and beyond. Calypso emerged as the preeminent Carnival song form at the end of the nineteenth century and its association with the festival is investigated, as are the first commercial recordings by Trinidad performers. Considerable use is made of contemporary newspaper reports, colonial documents, travelogues, oral history and folklore, providing an authoritative treatment of a fascinating story in popular cultural history.

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Using documentary evidence, this study traces the evolution of Carnival in Trinidad and beyond.

Synopsis:

This book traces the evolution of Carnival in Trinidad and beyond, using fascinating documentary evidence.

Table of Contents

1. Background to West Indian music; 2. 'Pain nous ka mangé': music, carnival and events 1783-1869; 3. 'Not a cent to buy rice': poverty, revelry and riots, 1870-1896; 4. 'Iron Duke in the land': banners, bands and music 1897-1920; 5. Creole musical traditions: Africa, the Caribbean and beyond; Notes; Bibliography; Discography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521653893
Author:
Cowley, John
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Calypso (Music) -- Trinidad and Tobago -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Carnival -- Trinidad and Tobago -- History.
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 b/w illus. 2 maps
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.32x5.86x.78 in. 1.04 lbs.

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