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Focus: Music of the Caribbean

Focus: Music of the Caribbean

by Sydney Hutchinson
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Publication Date: 31/12/2019
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Focus: Music of the Caribbean presents the most important issues of Caribbean musical history and current practice, discussing thought-provoking questions in a student-friendly fashion. It uses current ethnomusicological research on Caribbean music to tell the stories of Caribbean history-those of colonialism and neocolonialism, race and nationalism, marginalization and globalization-and to explore that history's continuing impact on the lives, cultures, musics, and dance of modern-day people in the Caribbean and beyond.


In three parts, the text presents an embodied understanding of the sounds, rhythms, and movements that exemplify the history, culture, and politics of Caribbean music:














I. Caribbean Music and Caribbean History establishes a framework for thinking about Caribbean musical history and the roles race and migration play


II. Music and Dance in Caribbean Societies considers how contrasting forms of dance music reconcile competing ideas about Caribbean identities past and present


III. Focusing In: The Social Lives of Musical Instruments in Merengue Tipico explores the music of the Dominican Cibao region through a focus of the genre's dominant musical instruments


Accessible to all students regardless of musical background, Focus: Music of the Caribbean is bolstered by web resources, including more than sixty detailed listening guides and accompanying playlists, vocabulary lists, and student quizzes. Discussion questions and activities for each chapter are featured in the text.
ISBN:
9781138094505
9781138094505
Category:
Music: styles & genres
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
31-12-2019
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
270
Dimensions (mm):
241x171mm
Weight:
0.69kg

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