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Island Sounds in Global City : Caribbean Popular Music and Identity in New York (98 Edition)by Ray Allen
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The Big Apple has been a crossroads for Caribbean music and culture since the early years of this century. This collection of critical essays surveys a rich mosaic of popular Caribbean styles and explores the fascinating relationship between music and cultural identity in America's largest, most diverse urban center.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Island sounds in the global city / Ray Allen & Lois Wilcken — Buscando ambiente: Puerto Rican musicians in New York City, 1917-1940 / Ruth Glasser — Representations of New York City in Latin music / Peter Manuel — From transplant to transnational circuit: merengue in New York / Paul Austerlitz — Recapturing history: the Puerto Rican roots of hip hop culture / Juan Flores — "I am happy just to be in this sweet land of liberty": the New York city calypso craze of the 1930s and 1940s / Donald Hill — Community dramatized, community contested: the politics of celebration in the Brooklyn carnival / Philip Kasinitz — Steel pan grows in Brooklyn: Trinidadian music and cultural identity / Ray Allen and Les Slater — Moving the Big Apple: Tabou combo's diasporic dreams / Gage Averill — The changing hats of Haitian staged folklore in New York City / Lois Wilcken.
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