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The Ethics of Style

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/9780520250673.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter proposes an analytical model to provide both theoretical grounding and methodological justification for its use within Full Gospel Trinidad. It outlines the theoretical basis for and the ... More


“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


Reenvisioning Ethics, Revisiting Style

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/9780520250673.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter brings the discussion of the ethics of style full circle. It proposes several ways that musical change and musical practices themselves might be reenvisioned and rethought in light of ... 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


Introduction

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/9780520250673.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about gospel music and the ethics of style in Trinidad. This book explores music and its roles in the lives of Full Gospel ... More


Jehovah's Music: Jamminʼ at the Margins of Trinidadian Gospel Music

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/9780520250673.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the musical style called jamoo coined by Ras Shorty I. It suggests that this idiosyncratic approach to gospel music offers insights into the possibility of other ways of ... 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


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