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The steelband movement : the forging of a national art in Trinidad and Tobago

Author: Stephen Stuempfle
Publisher: Barbados : Press University of the West Indies, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tracing the steelband from the Trinidadian tamboo bamboo band, this chronicle begins in the 1930s with young performers of African descent. In the 1940s, civic leaders gave encouragement, and by independence from Britain in 1962, the steelband had become a national symbol. Details the steelband repertoire, ranging from calypsos to favored European selections"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Stuempfle
ISBN: 9766400261 9789766400262
OCLC Number: 35198823
Description: xx, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Stephen Stuempfle.

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"Tracing the steelband from the Trinidadian tamboo bamboo band, this chronicle begins in the 1930s with young performers of African descent. In the 1940s, civic leaders gave encouragement, and by independence from Britain in 1962, the steelband had become a national symbol. Details the steelband repertoire, ranging from calypsos to favored European selections"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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