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Author Rommen, Timothy.
Title Funky Nassau : roots, routes, and representation in Bahamian popular music / Timothy Rommen.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]

Series Music of the African diaspora ; 15
Music of the African diaspora ; 15.
Subject Popular music -- Bahamas -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (310 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-304) and index.
Contents Funky Nassau : sounding some themes in Bahamian music -- Muddy da water : provincializing the center, or recentering the periphery through rake-n-scrape -- Nassau by the sea : exporting the local, particularizing the region, and the sounds of goombay -- Gone ta bay : institutionalizing junkanoo, festivalizing the nation -- A new day dawning : cosmopolitanism, roots, and identity in the post-colony -- Back to the island : travels in paradox, creating the future-past.
Summary This volume examines the role music has played in the formation of the political and national identity of the Bahamas. Rommen analyzes Bahamian musical life as it has been influenced and shaped by the islands' location between the United States and the rest of the Caribbean; tourism; and Bahamian colonial and postcolonial history.
Note Print version record.
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9780520948754 (electronic bk.)
0520948750 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 716238852
Additional Format Print version: Rommen, Timothy. Funky Nassau. 1st ed. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011 9780520265684 (DLC) 2010041702 (OCoLC)668191599