Carnival Canboulay and Calypso

This book traces the evolution of Carnival in Trinidad and beyond, using fascinating documentary evidence.

Carnival  Canboulay and Calypso

Carnival Canboulay and Calypso

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 the links that existed with other territories and beyond. Calypso emerged as the pre-eminent Carnival song from the end of the nineteenth century and its association with the festival is investigated, as are the first commercial recordings by Trinidad performers. These featured stringband instrumentals, 'calipsos' and stickfighting 'kalendas' (a carnival style popular from the last quarter of the nineteenth century). The emphasis of the book is on history, and great 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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Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso
Language: en
Pages: 293
Authors: John Cowley
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 the links that existed with other territories and beyond. Calypso emerged as the pre-eminent Carnival song from the end
Stolen Time
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Shane Vogel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-07 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In 1956 Harry Belafonte’s Calypso became the first LP to sell more than a million copies. For a few fleeting months, calypso music was the top-selling genre in the US—it even threatened to supplant rock and roll. Stolen Time provides a vivid cultural history of this moment and outlines a
Jump Up!
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Ray Allen
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Jump Up! Caribbean Carnival Music in New York City is the first comprehensive history of Trinidadian calypso and steelband music in the diaspora. Carnival, transplanted from Trinidad to Harlem in the 1930s and to Brooklyn in the late 1960s, provides the cultural context for the study. Blending oral history, archival
After the Dance, the Drums Are Heavy
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Rebecca Hope Dirksen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-29 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Haitian carnival offers a lens into popular power and politics. Political demonstrations in Haiti often manifest as musical performances. Studying carnival and political protest side by side brings insight to the musical engagement that ordinary citizens and celebrity musicians often cultivate and revere in contemporary Haiti. This book explores how
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