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The 1980s: Long Live the President—The President Is Dead!

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the President Forbes Burnham administration, and how he recognized the importance of public entertainment as a vehicle for the citizenry to let off steam, for diverting ... More


The 1990s: “Dessie, You Wrong! Dessie, You Wrong!”

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explains that the dominant themes within Guyanese society during the early 1990s were economic recovery, divestment, privatization, “national dialogue,” and free and fair elections. ... More


Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Shona N. Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677757
eISBN:
9781452948232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677757.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

During the colonial period in Guyana, the country’s coastal lands were worked by enslaved Africans and indentured Indians. This book investigates how their descendants, collectively called Creoles, ... More


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