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Governing sound : the cultural politics of Trinidad's Carnival musics

Author: Jocelyne Guilbault
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Series: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in two parts, part 1 explores the development of Calypso, from it's emergence in the pre-colonial period to the post colonial period. In part 2, the focus is on the new Carnival musical practices of soca, rapso, chutney, soca and ragga soca, and the ways in which they contirbuted to the redefination of Trinidadian cultural politics in the neoliberal era. The new rationailities, contigencies, desires and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guilbault, Jocelyne.
Governing sound.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
(OCoLC)948392567
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jocelyne Guilbault
ISBN: 9780226310596 0226310590 9780226310602 0226310604
OCLC Number: 74029379
Description: xii, 343 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 23 cm + 1 CD (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Calypso. Calypso's historical entanglements ; Governing the conduct of Carnival and calypso ; Power, practice, and competitions ; Calypsonians onstage ; Independence, innovation, and authenticity --
Calypso's musical offshoots. Postindependence, proliferation, and permissible traditions ; Soca, nation, and discrepant diasporas ; Cultural entrepreneurship under neoliberalism.
Series Title: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Responsibility: Jocelyne Guilbault.
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Calypso music is an integral part of Trinidad's national identity. But in a nation as diverse as Trinidad, why is it that calypso has emerged as the emblematic music? This book examines conditions  Read more...

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