PDF [Governing Sound The Cultural Politics of Trinidad's Carnival Musics Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology] author Jocelyne Guilbault


Governing Sound The Cultural Politics of Trinidad's Carnival Musics Chicago Studies in EthnomusicologyCalypso music is an integral of trinidad’s *of Trinidad’s identity for instance Franklin D Roosevelt asked the great Trinidadian musician Roaring Lion where he was from Lion famously replied “the land of calypso” But in a nation as diverse as Trinidad why is it that calypso has emerged as a nation as diverse as Trinidad why is it that calypso has emerged as emblematic musicIn Governing Sound Jocelyne Guilbault examines the conditions that have enabled calypso to be valorized contested and targeted as a fie. Ld of cultural Reduced Laughter: Seriocomic Features and Their Functions in the Book of Kings politics in Trinidad Therominence of calypso Guilbault argues is uniuely enmeshed in rojects of governing and in competing imaginations of nation race and diaspora During the colonial regime in competing imaginations of nation race and diaspora During the colonial regime eriod of national independence and recent decades of neoliberal transformation of nation race and diaspora During the colonial regime Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 27 period of national independence and recent decades of neoliberal transformation and its musical offshoots have enabled new cultural formations while simultaneously excluding specific social expressionsolitical articulations and arti. Stic traditions Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic work Guilbault maps the musical journeys of Trinidad’s most rominent musicians and arrangers and explains the distinct ways their musical sensibilities became audibly entangled with modes of governing audience demands and market incentivesGenerously illustrated and complete with an accompanying CD Governing Sound constitutes the most audience demands and market incentivesGenerously illustrated and complete with an accompanying CD Governing Sound constitutes the most study to date of Trinidad’s carnival musics. ,

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