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What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Hope Munro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In the 1990s, expressive culture in the Caribbean was becoming noticeably more feminine. At the annual Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago, thousands of female masqueraders dominated the street festival ... More


Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Ray Allen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Jump Up! Caribbean Carnival Music in New York City is the first comprehensive history of Trinidadian calypso and steelband music in the diaspora. Carnival, transplanted from Trinidad to Harlem in the ... More


Carnival Is Woman: Party Music and the Soca Diva

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the agency of women in soca and related genres, including various controversies they confront in this performance context. As women have created a space for themselves in ... More


Helen, Heaven, and I: In Search of a Dialogue

Tania Isaac (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Dance

Tania Isaac suggests, in her writing here as in her choreography and performance pieces, an intense, complex experience of knowing her native island, St. Lucia, through its dance and its ways of ... More


Rigidigidim De Bamba De: A Calypso Journey from Start to …

Cynthia Oliver (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Cynthia Oliver connects the Anglophone islands of the West Indies by calypso and its offshoot soca and the dancing done to this infectious music. She celebrates its early dispersion by radio, her ... More


Regionalisms: Performances beyond a Boundary

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/9780520250673.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates the music of gospel dancehall and hardcore soca artists in Trinidad. It discusses the issues that surround their performances, including the ethical and stylistic ... More


Introduction

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines how women became significant contributors to the performance of calypso and soca, as well as the musical development of the steel pan art form, in Trinidad and Tobago. Drawing on ... More


Carnival Music and Diasporic Transnationalism

Ray Allen

in Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Introduction lays out the organization and the research methodology of the book Jump Up! Caribbean Carnival Music in New York City. It outlines the history of calypso, soca, and steelband music ... More


Carnival Music in Trinidad and into the Diaspora

Ray Allen

in Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The first chapter offers a brief history of Carnival music in Trinidad and the emergence of diasporic Carnival celebrations in New York, London, and Toronto. The tangled transnational origins of ... More


Carnival Comes to Brooklyn

Ray Allen

in Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 recounts the mass in-migration of English-speaking Caribbean people to Brooklyn in the wake of the new 1965 immigration laws. The closing down of Harlem Carnival in 1961 did not lead to the ... More


The Brooklyn Soca Connection

Ray Allen

in Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 6 focuses on the rise of Brooklyn soca (soul/calypso), beginning with the story of the early Bronx-based independent record company Camille Records, before shifting to the three most ... More


Brooklyn Soca as Transnational Expression

Ray Allen

in Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Building upon the history of the Brooklyn-based record companies outlined in the previous section, chapter 7 interprets soca music as transnational expression, anchored in Trinidadian tradition but ... More


“We Jammin’ Still”: Brooklyn Carnival in the New Millennium

Ray Allen

in Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 9 offers a brief survey of recent developments in Brooklyn Carnival and the current status of its steelband and calypso/soca scenes. A description of Labor Day Carnival 2017, marking the 50th ... More


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