Culture at the Cutting Edge: Tracking Caribbean Popular Music

agroDOLCE

SweetfuhDayz
really random, but i was searching for Jaunty's "bobolist" song and in google, this book came up: Culture @ the Cutting Edge: Tracking Caribbean Popular Music. of course, i've not read it but it might be of interest to some so i figure i'd share.

Culture @ the Cutting Edge: Tracking Caribbean Popular Music - Curwen Best - Google Books

Synopsis
The anglophone Caribbean has long been celebrated and known for its vibrant and innovative music. Reggae, dancehall, calypso, soca, gospel, and ringbang have flourished within the Caribbean and have exploded on the worldwide stage. Somewhat surprisingly, many facets of this contribution have not been adequately analyzed or discussed by academic writing. This work deliberately moves away from the customary exclusive focus on Trinidad and Jamaica and broadens the discourse to represent the wider region. It addresses several topics which remain under- discussed in Caribbean music, such as the status of Caribbean gospel; the birth of new musical styles in the Eastern Caribbean; cultural misrepresentation in Caribbean music videos; the representation of AIDS in Caribbean music; and the impact of the actual music technology utilized by Caribbean musicians in the last twenty years.<P>This book represents a new wave of Caribbean cultural criticism and the author's unique approach is influenced both by his training in the humanities as well as from his experience as a performing musician, sound engineer and a small studio producer.

i just might buy this book
 

Alpha Unit

Insurgent
really random, but i was searching for Jaunty's "bobolist" song and in google, this book came up: Culture @ the Cutting Edge: Tracking Caribbean Popular Music. of course, i've not read it but it might be of interest to some so i figure i'd share.

Culture @ the Cutting Edge: Tracking Caribbean Popular Music - Curwen Best - Google Books

Synopsis
The anglophone Caribbean has long been celebrated and known for its vibrant and innovative music. Reggae, dancehall, calypso, soca, gospel, and ringbang have flourished within the Caribbean and have exploded on the worldwide stage. Somewhat surprisingly, many facets of this contribution have not been adequately analyzed or discussed by academic writing. This work deliberately moves away from the customary exclusive focus on Trinidad and Jamaica and broadens the discourse to represent the wider region. It addresses several topics which remain under- discussed in Caribbean music, such as the status of Caribbean gospel; the birth of new musical styles in the Eastern Caribbean; cultural misrepresentation in Caribbean music videos; the representation of AIDS in Caribbean music; and the impact of the actual music technology utilized by Caribbean musicians in the last twenty years.<P>This book represents a new wave of Caribbean cultural criticism and the author's unique approach is influenced both by his training in the humanities as well as from his experience as a performing musician, sound engineer and a small studio producer.

i just might buy this book
Wonder how dey does end up focus on deze 2 and not Vincy who invent all de music genres in de Caribbean?













Sorry ah cah help it :kicks
 
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