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Unformatted text preview: Indo-Caribbean Culture + the Lesser Antilles 20/02/2008 12:59:00 Substantial Caribbean population Trinidad and Tobago; Guyana British- 425,000 (1838-1917) Netherlands- 35,000 Cultural traditions Lesser Antilles, Trinidad, Guyana Beyond (still has ties with India) o Reproducing locality SOCIAL CONTEXT Cultural isolation Cultural retention o Insulation o Media: books, music, film, internet, travel Horizontal cultural shifts o Customs negotiated o Language: performance sign of Indianess Transnational identity o Vertical and horizontal shifts o India as identity referent POLITICS OF REPRESENTATION Guyana as struggle Cheddi Jagan (PPP) 1964 US CIA o Forbes Burnham (PNC) o Encourages migration Media and civil society CNS: Indian community CULTURAL CAPITAL Indian music traditions Chowtal: additive rhythm Bhajan songs o...
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