Music in Trinidad: Carnival

Music in Trinidad: Carnival : Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

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This title is a volume in the "Global Music Series", edited by Bonnie Wade and Patricia Campbell. Appropriate for use in undergraduate, introductory courses on world music or ethnomusicology, it is an overview of the musical traditions of Trinidad, particularly Carnival. In describing the musical convention, modes of performance, and social dynamics of Trinidadian music, this texts places the music of Carnival within the context of Trinidad's rich history and culture.show more

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  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 139.2 x 222 x 14mm | 331.13g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 48 halftones, 5 line illus & 2 maps
  • 0195138325
  • 9780195138320

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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 Yorkshow more

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