Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago: Steel Band Music 11/02/2008 13:08:00 Social history of steel band Social positioning Negotiated tensions Shifts in Government Shifts in constituency of Port of Spain Established “Trinidadian” identity Colonial system History of disenfranchisement o Afro-Trinidadian mass population Marginal areas of city o Lack of opportunities and education o Historicity: 1797 education ban o Incentives to develop marginal society? Violent, assertive behavior “Badjohn” image o gambling, drinking, stick fights o Assertiveness => identity building, survival strategy o Gang groups Means of representation Social accountability and identity Banning of drumming: alternatives Tamboo bamboo Religious syncretism and music: Good Friday o Instruments? o Rhythms?
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Instruments From bamboo to pan Practice stigmatized Organized by “badjohns”
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course MUSC 396 taught by Professor Ramos-kitrell during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.

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