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Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso: Traditions in the Making

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  • Sales Rank:1,669,528
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:312
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1
  • Dimensions (in):6 x 0.7 x 9
  • Publication Date:February 13, 1999
  • ISBN:0521653894
  • EAN:9780521653893
  • ASIN:0521653894
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Synopsis
Starting from the days of slavery and following through to the first decades of the twentieth century, this book traces the evolution of Carnival and secular black music in Trinidad and beyond. Calypso emerged as the preeminent Carnival song form at the end of the nineteenth century and its association with the festival is investigated, as are the first commercial recordings by Trinidad performers. Considerable use is made of contemporary newspaper reports, colonial documents, travelogues, oral history and folklore, providing an authoritative treatment of a fascinating story in popular cultural history.

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