Music in Trinidad: Carnival: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture - Global Music Series Vol. 2
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Music in Trinidad: Carnival: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture - Global Music Series Vol. 2

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Mixed media product 128 Pages / Published: 11/12/2003
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Designed for undergraduates with little or no background in world music, Music in Trinidad is one of several volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the main book in the Global Music Series, in any introductory world music or ethnomusicology course. Music in Trinidad explores how the history and culture of Trinidad is related to the expression and interpretation of Carnival music, the musical tradition most representative of Trinidadian culture. It looks at the genres of calypso, steelband, and soca and describes both their musical structure and their political and symbolic meanings in Trinidad's society. The book also examines how the instruments, sounds, and lyrics of Carnival music provide a sense of national and ethnic identity. Music in Trinidad includes many vivid accounts and illustrations of Carnival performances and is packaged with a 70-minute CD that includes examples of the various genres of Carnival music.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195138337
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 199 g
Dimensions: 209 x 139 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Shannon Dudley clearly grasps an essential point of calypso and Carnival in this fine little book, and that is that through tradition the people of Trinidad - at least Carnival devotees- are continuously asserting and reformulating their individual and social identities by signing, playing, and acting out masquerades. This compact handbook is good for students who want to begin the arcane journey into Trinidadian Carnival music. --Donald R. Hill, State University of New York


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