Music of Hindu Trinidad : songs from the India diaspora

Helen Myers

Like many other small towns in Trinidad, Felicity is populated almost entirely by East Indians. In their Caribbean exile, the residents of Felicity have created and recreated the music of their Hindu ancestors. "Music of Hindu Trinidad" is a fascinating account of the history and cultural significance of Hindu music that explores its symbolic, aesthetic, and psychological aspects while asking the larger question of how this music has contributed to the formation of identity in the midst of their great diaspora.Myers details the musical repertory of Felicity, which is based largely on north Indian genres including the traditional Bhojpurï folk songs and drumming styles brought by the first indentured laborers in 1845. In her engaging exploration of the fate of Indian classical music and new popular styles such as Hindi calypso, soca, and chutney, she even finds herself at the ancestral home of Trinidadian V. S. Naipaul in India. Copiously illustrated and accompanied by a compact disk, "Music of Hindu Trinidad" is a model ethnographic study.

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Like many other small towns in Trinidad, Felicity is populated almost entirely by East Indians. In their Caribbean exile, the residents of Felicity have created and recreated the music of their Hindu ancestors. This volume is an account of the history and cultural significance of Hindu music that explores its symbolic, aesthetic, and psychological aspects while asking the larger question of how this music has contributed to the formation of identity in the midst of their great diaspora. Myers details the musical repertory of Felicity, which is based largely on north Indian genres including the traditional Bhojpuri folk songs and drumming styles brought by the first indentured laborers in 1845. In her engaging exploration of the fate of Indian classical music and new popular styles such as Hindi calypso, soca, and chutney, she even finds herself at the ancestral home of Trinidadian V. S. Naipaul in India.

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[目次]

  • List of Illustrations List of Musical Examples Preface Acknowledgments A Note on Translations and Transcriptions Romanization of Indian Languages The Narrators 1: East Indians of the West Indies 2: Roots 3: Felicity 4: A Day in the Village 5: The Seasons 6: Speaking of Music 7: Local Musicology 8: Wedding Day 9: Wedding Songs 10: A Song for Mr. Biswas 11: Song of Swans and Snakes 12: Songs of Love and Longing 13: The Ramayan Tradition 14: Morning at the Temple 15: Music and Miracles 16: The Death of Rani 17: Chutney 18: Sweet Memory 19: Passage to India Glossary, Biographical Dictionary, and Gazetteer Selections on the Compact Disc Bhojpuri Texts in Devanagari Script Notes Bibliography Discography List of Songs by First Line Index

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書名 Music of Hindu Trinidad : songs from the India diaspora
著作者等 Myers, Helen
シリーズ名 Chicago studies in ethnomusicology
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 1998
版表示 New ed
ページ数 xxxii, 510 p.
大きさ 23 cm
付随資料 1 music compact disk
ISBN 0226554538
0226554511
NCID BA39661988
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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