Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso by John Cowley
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Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso
By John Cowley

Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso

Traditions in the Making

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Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso by John Cowley

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521653893
ISBN-10: 0521653894
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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