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Author Ramnarine, Tina K.
Title Creating their own space : the development of an Indian-Caribbean musical tradition / Tina K. Ramnarine.
Imprint Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, 2001.

Author Ramnarine, Tina K.
Subject East Indians -- Caribbean Area -- Music -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Caribbean Area -- History and criticism.
Chutney (Music) -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (x, 167 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-161), discography (p. 161-162) , and index.
Contents Tracing the development of chutney -- Making the music -- Chutney as an expression of Indian-Carabbean identity -- From wedding ritual to popular culture -- Musical spaces, cultural spaces, social spaces.
Note Print version record.
Summary Characterized by fast-paced, highly danceable rhythms, Chutney is a fusion of traditional and contemporary Indian and Caribbean influences. With its roots in the OutsHindi folk songs performed at birth and wedding ceremonies, Chutney has recently emerged in contemporary Indian-Caribbean life and has gone largely unrecognized in the body of scholarly literature. In this volume Tina K. Ramnarine explores the evolution of Chutney and introduces the emerging Indian-Caribbean genre into the arena of scholarly discourse about music. Through analysis of the music, Ramnarine provides insights into social processes, effects of the diasporic settlements, and ways the music operates as a symbol of Indian-Caribbean identity. Some of the Indian elements in Chutney are not traditional, rather they are new ideas incorporated into the construction of the Indian-Caribbean identity. This introduction of new cultural elements is a common occurrence among people who have been transplanted to an unfamiliar geographical and cultural environment.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9781435694910 (electronic bk.)
1435694910 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 302412357
Additional Format Print version: Ramnarine, Tina K. Creating their own space. Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, 2001 9766400997 9789766400996 (DLC) 2002407386 (OCoLC)50721214

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