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Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae

Manuel, Peter, Bilby, Kenneth, Largey, Michael

Verlag: Temple Univ Pr, 1995
ISBN 10: 1566393388 / ISBN 13: 9781566393386
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Verlag: Temple Univ Pr

Erscheinungsdatum: 1995

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Inhaltsangabe: Music is the most popular and dynamic aspect of Caribbean expressive culture. As Caribbean music has evolved from its traditional roots to its contemporary forms, it has developed a rich variety of styles. From the well-known genres—salsa, merengue, reggae, calypso, and bachata—to more localized forms like chutney and kaseko, this wide-ranging book surveys Caribbean music's prodigious diversity and colorful history.

Enhanced with numerous illustrations and musical examples, Caribbean Currents is an up-to-date overview of the region's music, covering Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, Suriname, and smaller islands like Martinique and Guadeloupe. The authors provide an overview of Caribbean music—its forms and innovations, its musicians, its festivals and dance halls, and its fans—and trace its primarily African and European roots. They explore the modern genres' relationship to issues of race, regional diversity, gender, and socio-political conflicts.

Given the international popularity of such Caribbean genres as reggae and salsa, this book is a critical resource for understanding musical styles that have become a dynamic part of world culture.

Vom Verlag: A fascinating wide-ranging survey of Carribean music forms

Outstanding Academic Books, Choice

Gordon K. Lewis Memorial Award for Caribbean Scholarship, Caribbean Studies Association

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