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Music from behind the Bridge: Steelband Aesthetics and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago

Shannon Dudley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175479
eISBN:
9780199851522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175479.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A symbol of Trinidadian culture, the steelband has made an extraordinary transformation since its origins: from junk metal to steel orchestra, and from disparaged underclass pastime to Trinidad and ... 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


Introduction: Military Might, Melodious Music

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter briefly discusses an in-depth study of the US Navy Steel Band and its relationship within the scope of two overarching narratives: the development of post-WWII military ... More


Pete Seeger and the US Navy Steel Band

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter talks about the role the legendary singer, political activist, and folklorist Pete Seeger played as a steelband consultant to Admiral Gallery during the band's formative years. Seeger ... More


The Steelband Movement and Music

Shannon Dudley

in Music from behind the Bridge: Steelband Aesthetics and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175479
eISBN:
9780199851522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175479.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter shows that a dynamic relationship between musical aspirations and sociopolitical resistance is embedded in the very stories of pan’s origin, which foreground new musical opportunities as ... More


The National Instrument

Shannon Dudley

in Music from behind the Bridge: Steelband Aesthetics and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175479
eISBN:
9780199851522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175479.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter shows how the conceptual distance between the idea of pan as the persecuted invention of poor black people on the one hand, and as the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago on the ... More


Harlem’s Caribbean Dance Orchestras and Early Calypsonians

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/9780190656843.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 2 focuses on Harlem Carnival activities from the late 1920s through the 1940s. The stories of the early dance orchestras led by the Trinidad expatriate Gerald Clark, and those of New ... More


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


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


Harlem Carnival: Dame Lorraine Dances and the Seventh Avenue Street Parade

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/9780190656843.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 3 turns to the establishment of Harlem’s Dame Lorraine Carnival dances in the mid-1930s and the founding of an outdoor Carnival parade on Seventh Avenue in 1947. The importance of calypso ... 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 Steelband Movement

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/9780190656843.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 5 chronicles the rise of steelbands on Eastern Parkway and the establishment of WIADCA’s Brooklyn Panorama steelband competition during the 1970s and 1980s. These bands were extensions of ... More


J’Ouvert in Brooklyn: Revitalizing Carnival Tradition

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/9780190656843.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 8 describes the emergence of Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert celebration in the 1990s. With its steelband and percussion-only policy, which strictly forbade deejays and amplified bands, J’Ouvert ... 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


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


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