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The political calypso : true opposition in Trinidad and Tobago, 1962-1987

Author: Louis Regis
Publisher: Barbados : Press University of the West Indies ; Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 1999.
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"Calypso, a traditional form of music in the Caribbean, began in Trinidad and Tobago as a subtle protest against British rule. The product of the cross-fertilization of African and European rhythms, melodies and song styles, the calypso (along with Jamaican reggae) defines the music of the region. Louis Regis examines the evolution of the political calypso from 1962 to 1987, the period of Trinidad/Tobago's  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Regis
ISBN: 0813015804 9780813015804 0813015812 9780813015811 9766400563 9789766400569
OCLC Number: 37552374
Description: xiii, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Calypso and politics 1956-1962 --
Model nation 1963-1965 --
"God bless our nation" 1966-1970 --
"Roaring seventies" 1971-1975 --
"I, Eric Eustace Williams" 1976-1981 --
"Sinking ship" 1982-1986 --
Happy anniversary: the 25th anniversary of independence calypso Monarch competition.
Responsibility: Louis Regis.

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"Calypso, a traditional form of music in the Caribbean, began in Trinidad and Tobago as a subtle protest against British rule. The product of the cross-fertilization of African and European rhythms, melodies and song styles, the calypso (along with Jamaican reggae) defines the music of the region. Louis Regis examines the evolution of the political calypso from 1962 to 1987, the period of Trinidad/Tobago's independence from Britain, and presents the text of lyrics from this popular folk-urban musical form."--BOOK JACKET.

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