Caribbean Currents

Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae

Author: Peter Manuel,Kenneth Bilby,Michael Largey

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592134649

Category: Music

Page: 288

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The classic introduction to the Caribbean's popular music brought up to date.
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Reggae Routes

The Story of Jamaican Music

Author: Kevin O'Brien Chang,Wayne Chen

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566396295

Category: Music

Page: 246

View: 1283

Looks at the history of Reggae music and traces its development in Jamaica
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The Music Sound

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu

Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu


Category: Music

Page: N.A

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A guide for music: compositions, events, forms, genres, groups, history, industry, instruments, language, live music, musicians, songs, musicology, techniques, terminology , theory, music video. Music is a human activity which involves structured and audible sounds, which is used for artistic or aesthetic, entertainment, or ceremonial purposes. The traditional or classical European aspects of music often listed are those elements given primacy in European-influenced classical music: melody, harmony, rhythm, tone color/timbre, and form. A more comprehensive list is given by stating the aspects of sound: pitch, timbre, loudness, and duration. Common terms used to discuss particular pieces include melody, which is a succession of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord, which is a simultaneity of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord progression, which is a succession of chords (simultaneity succession); harmony, which is the relationship between two or more pitches; counterpoint, which is the simultaneity and organization of different melodies; and rhythm, which is the organization of the durational aspects of music.
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Main Currents in Caribbean Thought

The Historical Evolution of Caribbean Society in Its Ideological Aspects, 1492-1900

Author: Gordon K. Lewis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803280298

Category: History

Page: 375

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Main Currents in Caribbean Thought probes deeply into the multicultural origins of Caribbean society, defining and tracing the evolution of the distinctive ideology that has arisen from the region’s unique historical mixture of peoples and beliefs. Among the topics that noted scholar Gordon K. Lewis covers are the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century beginnings of Caribbean thought, pro- and antislavery ideologies, the growth of Antillean nationalist and anticolonialist thought during the nineteenth century, and the development of the region’s characteristic secret religious cults from imported religions and European thought. Since its original publication in 1983, Main Currents in Caribbean Thought has remained one of the most ambitious works to date by a leader in modern Caribbean scholarship. By looking into the “Caribbean mind,” Lewis shows how European, African, and Asian ideas became creolized and Americanized, creating an entirely new ideology that continues to shape Caribbean thought and society today.
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How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game

Author: Rob Ruck

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807048054

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 7459

Discusses the intricate relationship between race and baseball, from the integration of the Major Leagues to the resulting decline of the Negro League and contemporary prominence of baseball players from the Caribbean.
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Mythical Pasts and Imagined Homes

Author: Stephen Howe

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859842287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 337

View: 5298

In this provocative study, Stephen Howe traces the sources and ancestries of the Afrocentric movement, and closely analyses the writings of its leading proponents. Hard-hitting yet subtle and scholarly in its appraisal of Afrocentric ideas, and based on wide-ranging research in the histories both of Afro-America and of Africa itself, Afrocentrism not only demolishes the mythical "history" taught by black ultra-nationalists but suggests paths towards a true historical consciousness of Africa and its diaspora.
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Radical Moves

Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age

Author: Lara Putnam

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838136

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the generations after emancipation, hundreds of thousands of African-descended working-class men and women left their homes in the British Caribbean to seek opportunity abroad: in the goldfields of Venezuela and the cane fields of Cuba, the canal construction in Panama, and the bustling city streets of Brooklyn. But in the 1920s and 1930s, racist nativism and a brutal cascade of antiblack immigration laws swept the hemisphere. Facing borders and barriers as never before, Afro-Caribbean migrants rethought allegiances of race, class, and empire. In Radical Moves, Lara Putnam takes readers from tin-roof tropical dancehalls to the elegant black-owned ballrooms of Jazz Age Harlem to trace the roots of the black-internationalist and anticolonial movements that would remake the twentieth century. From Trinidad to 136th Street, these were years of great dreams and righteous demands. Praying or "jazzing," writing letters to the editor or letters home, Caribbean men and women tried on new ideas about the collective. The popular culture of black internationalism they created--from Marcus Garvey's UNIA to "regge" dances, Rastafarianism, and Joe Louis's worldwide fandom--still echoes in the present.
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Jamaican Dancehall

Misconceptions and Pedagogical Advantages

Author: Owen Joseph

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468903470

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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The Caribbean

Current United States Relations (Classic Reprint)

Author: Alva Curtis Wilgus

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781527936980

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2677

Excerpt from The Caribbean: Current United States Relations The following quotation is from a paper presented to the Second Southern Regional Conference on International Education, November 18, 1965. The information it contains is of importance regarding various changes and refinements that have taken place in the binational centers the last few years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Culture @ the Cutting Edge

Tracking Caribbean Popular Music

Author: Curwen Best

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766401245

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 301

Looks at the staus of such traditional Caribbean music styles as gospel and calypso, explores the arrival of new musical styles in the Eastern Caribbean, and discusses electronic music and Caribbean music videos.
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Antike Mythen - Mythos Antike

posthumanistische Antikerezeption in der englischsprachigen Lyrik der Gegenwart

Author: Kai Merten

Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag

ISBN: 3770538714

Category: Classical literature

Page: 353

View: 8708

Die griechisch-römische Antike ist seit etwa einem Jahrzehnt wieder ein zentraler Bezugspunkt kultureller Rezeption und Repräsentation: so im Theater und im Film, in Ausstellungen und allen voran in der Literatur. Daß dabei vor allem die antiken Mythen Interesse finden, liegt nicht zuletzt daran, daß die Antike selbst zum posthumanistischen Mythos geworden ist. An einem umfangreichen Textkorpus aus der englischsprachigen Gegenwartslyrik erkundet die vorliegende Studie Voraussetzungen und Ausprägungen einer neuen Mythopoetik, die zur Grundlage das Ende des Humanismus und dessen poetische Aufarbeitung hat. Lektüren zentraler lyrischer Texte von 1970 bis heute, u.a. von Tony Harrison, Derek Walcott und Eavan Boland, verbinden sich mit einer breit angelegten Analyse des Statuswandels der Antike in der englischsprachigen Welt zur ersten umfassenden Untersuchung zeitgenössischer literarischer Antikerezeption.
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Biogeography and Biodiversity of Western Atlantic Mollusks

Author: Edward J. Petuch

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466579803

Category: Science

Page: 252

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Shallow water marine molluscan faunas are distributed in a pattern of distinct, geographically definable areas. This makes mollusks ideal for studying the distribution of organisms in the marine environment and the processes and patterns that control their evolution. Biogeography and Biodiversity of Western Atlantic Mollusks is the first book to use quantitative methodologies to define marine molluscan biogeographical patterns. It traces the historical development of these patterns for the subtropical and tropical western Atlantic. The book discusses the multistage process of evolving new taxa caused by eustatic fluctuations, ecological stress, and evolutionary selection. Drawing on his decades of intensive field work, the author defines three western Atlantic molluscan provinces and 15 subprovinces based on his Provincial Combined Index, a modern refinement of Valentine’s 50% rule. The faunal provinces—Carolinian, Caribbean, and Brazilian—are discussed in detail. The text defines the physical aspects of the provinces using quantitative data, with water temperature as the primary parameter. It discusses the details of the 15 subprovinces—geographically definable faunal subdivisions—as well as provinciatones, transition zones of provincial overlap. The author’s algorithms demonstrate that the bulk of the molluscan biodiversity is concentrated in 40 separate centers of speciation, ranging from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, south to Argentina. Many of these evolutionary hotspots reside on remote archipelagos and offshore banks as well as within areas of provincial overlap. The text describes some of the more exotic and poorly known areas and presents maps and color photographs of characteristic habitats, index species, and live animals, including over 400 species of rare and seldom seen shells.
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The English-speaking Caribbean

Current Conditions and Implications for U.S. Policy : Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 115

View: 2891

Posted in Caribbean Area

Sun, Sea, and Sound

Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean

Author: Timothy Rommen,Daniel Tannehill Neely

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199988862

Category: Music

Page: 322

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Music and tourism, both integral to the culture and livelihood of the circum-Caribbean region, have until recently been approached from disparate disciplinary perspectives. Scholars who specialize in tourism studies typically focus on issues such as economic policy, sustainability, and political implications; music scholars are more likely to concentrate on questions of identity, authenticity, neo-colonialism, and appropriation. Although the insights generated by these paths of scholarship have long been essential to study of the region, Sun, Sea, and Sound turns its attention to the dynamics and interrelationships between tourism and music throughout the region. Editors Timothy Rommen and Daniel T. Neely bring together a group of leading scholars from the fields of ethnomusicology, anthropology, mobility studies, and history to develop and explore a framework - termed music touristics - that considers music in relation to the wide range of tourist experiences that have developed in the region. Over the course of eleven chapters, the authors delve into an array of issues including the ways in which countries such as Jamaica and Cuba have used music to distinguish themselves within the international tourism industry, the tourism surrounding music festivals in Guadeloupe and New Orleans, the intersections between music and sex tourism in Brazil, and spirituality tourism in Cuba. An indispensable resource for the study of music and tourism in global perspective, Sun, Sea, and Sound is essential reading for scholars and students across disciplines interested in the Caribbean region.
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Environmental Governance of the Great Seas

Law and Effect

Author: Joseph F. DiMento,Alexis Jaclyn Hickman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781006156

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 3778

The great seas contain immense resources and provide invaluable services to humankind, yet their environmental conditions are threatened worldwide. the authors of this comprehensive study provide a rich assessment of the seas and the efficacy of the initiatives governing them, as well as suggestions for improving governance and protection. Case studies of the Baltic, Mediterranean, Black, Caribbean and East Asian seas illustrate the varying degrees of policy success, failure and promise. the authors address the specific roles of the Law of the Sea and the United Nations Regional Seas Programme and discuss the importance of better information exchange between scientists and policymakers, increased funding, greater participation, and new and more effective laws. National, regional and international initiatives are conceptualized as clusters, and their success evaluated using data on the physical conditions of the seas, the law and policy adopted, and international cooperation. the interdisciplinary, insightful treatment of this complex issue will be of great interest to policymakers, students and scholars in the fields of law and policy as well as marine and environmental sciences.
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