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“Mek Some Noise”: Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad

Timothy Rommen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250673
eISBN:
9780520940543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250673.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This ethnographic study of Trinidadian gospel music engages the multiple musical styles circulating in the nation's Full Gospel community and illustrates the carefully negotiated and contested spaces ... More


Epilogue

Timothy Rommen

in “Mek Some Noise”: Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250673
eISBN:
9780520940543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250673.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about gospel music and the ethics of style in Trinidad. It highlights the nationalism of gospelypso artists, the determination of gospel dancehall ... More


Music, Memory, and Identity in Full Gospel Trinidad

Timothy Rommen

in “Mek Some Noise”: Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250673
eISBN:
9780520940543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250673.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter traces the religious histories that have shaped the current context within which Full Gospel Trinidadians are negotiating their identity. It parallels the function of an opening ... More


Nationalism and the Soul: Gospelypso as Independence

Timothy Rommen

in “Mek Some Noise”: Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250673
eISBN:
9780520940543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250673.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the emergence of gospelypso and its reception history in Trinidad. It aims to illustrate the themes of post-independence identity that lie close to the heart of this musical ... More


Transnational Dreams, Global Desires: North America as Sound

Timothy Rommen

in “Mek Some Noise”: Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250673
eISBN:
9780520940543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250673.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter analyzes the rise of North American gospel music in Trinidad, investigating some of its connections to transnational and neo-colonial processes and cosmopolitan dreams along the way. It ... More


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