Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso: Traditions in the Making

Carnival Canboulay and Calypso Traditions in the Making 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 beyond Calypso

  • Title: Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso: Traditions in the Making
  • Author: John Cowley
  • ISBN: 9780521653893
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 beyond Calypso emerged as the preeminent Carnival song form at the end of the nineteenth century and its association with the festival is investigated, as are the first commercial recordinStarting 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 beyond Calypso emerged as the preeminent Carnival song form at the end of the nineteenth century and its association with the festival is investigated, as are the first commercial recordings by Trinidad performers Considerable 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.

    One thought on “Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso: Traditions in the Making”

    1. Huh. Read several books about Trinidad before you read this one, and, hey, make sure those books tell you the good stuff. Then come on over and tell it to me, because I damn sure didn't find it out here. If you are solid down with verbatim newspaper accounts of Carnival in Port of Spain, Trini, year-by-year from the days of slavery until 1920, scoop this one up. If, on the other hand, you want to know anything about Trinidad or why dudes were holding something called Carnival, or what in hell Sh [...]

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