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Pan Rising: Women and the Steelband Movement

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/9781496807533.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the ways that women have contributed to the steelband movement in Trinidad and Tobago over the course of its history, and the roles that they are now playing as pannists, ... More


Musical ambition and community-building in Trinidad and Tobago’s steel orchestras

Shannon Dudley

in Global Perspectives on Orchestras: Collective Creativity and Social Agency

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199352227
eISBN:
9780199352258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199352227.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The steelband emerged in Trinidad in the 1940s as a musical expression of disadvantaged urban youths who made ingenious use of discarded metal containers to accompany carnival dancing and singing. ... More


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


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


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