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Governing Sound

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Calypso music is an integral part of Trinidad’s national identity When for instance Franklin D Roosevelt asked the great Trinidadian musician Roaring Lion where e was from Lion famously replied “the Trinidadian MUSICIAN ROARING LION WHERE HE WAS FROM LION FAMOUSLY Roaring Lion where e was from Lion famously “the of calypso” But in a nation as diverse as Trinidad why is it that calypso as emerged as the emblematic musicIn Governing as diverse as Trinidad why is it that calypso as emerged as the emblematic musicIn Governing Jocelyne Guilbault examines the conditions that ave enabled calypso to be valorized contested and targeted as a fie. Ld of cultural politics in Trinidad The prominence of calypso Guilbault argues is uniuely enmeshed in projects of governing and in competing imaginations of nation and diaspora During the colonial regime in competing imaginations of nation race and diaspora During the colonial regime period national independence and recent decades of neoliberal
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calypso and musical offshoots ave enabled new cultural formations while simultaneously excluding specific social expressions political articulations and arti. Stic traditions Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic work Guilbault maps The Musical Journeys musical journeys of most musicians and arrangers and explains the distinct ways their musical sensibilities became audibly entangled with modes of governing audience demands and market incentivesGenerously illustrated and complete with an accompanying CD Governing Sound constitutes the most comprehensive study to date of Trinidad’s carnival musics. ,

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