Calypso music : identity and social influence : the Trinidadian experience

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Calypso music : identity and social influence : the Trinidadian experience

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Calypso music : identity and social influence : the Trinidadian experience
Author: Charles, C.N.
Issue Date: 2016-11-22
Keywords: Calypso
Social change
Abstract: Calypso, Identity and Social Influence, The Trinidadian Experience seeks to establish links between calypso music and the construction and maintenance of identities, and to locate the genre as a mechanism or as part of a mechanism that has exerted on-going social influence within Trinidadian society. It chronicles the evolution of calypso music from its emergence in Trinidad, and highlights contingent institutions, peculiar traditions, and salient events that have shaped the socio-political and cultural landscape there during the Colonial and Post-Colonial periods. The study is descriptive and explorative, and follows an interdisciplinary route that integrates historical fact, socio-anthropological philosophy, psychological, musicological, and ethnomusicological thought, and notes from my own ethnographic research. It analyses a large corpus of written material, and audio/visual recordings of music performance and participation in calypso and carnival-related events by practitioners and audiences alike.
Promotor: Supervisors: Joep Bor; Wim van der Meer
Faculty: Humanities
University: Leiden

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