Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso

Author: John Cowley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521653893

Category: Music

Page: 314

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Starting from the days of slavery and following through to the first decades of the twentieth century, this book traces the evolution of Carnival and secular black music in Trinidad and the links that existed with other territories and beyond. Calypso emerged as the pre-eminent Carnival song from the end of the nineteenth century and its association with the festival is investigated, as are the first commercial recordings by Trinidad performers. These featured stringband instrumentals, 'calipsos' and stickfighting 'kalendas' (a carnival style popular from the last quarter of the nineteenth century). The emphasis of the book is on history, and great use is made of contemporary newspaper reports. colonial documents, travelogues, oral history and folklore, providing an authoritative treatment of a fascinating story in popular cultural history.

Classroom Calypso

Author: Winthrop R. Holder,Winthrop Holder

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820451374

Category: Education

Page: 396

View: 5208


What happens when teachers «relinquish the authority of truth providers»? Ninth grader Sasha Pringle, one of the student voices in Classroom Calypso, asserts that such a self-effacing posture empowers students by «releasing the writer within, » thereby fostering a critical, creative, and reflective disposition. Winthrop R. Holder re-represents students not as marginalized beings merely absorbing information but as subjects taking center stage and inscribing themselves into history. On their literary pilgrimage seeking self-knowledge, students, employing tale-telling, recast their classroom as a symposium - a place where popular culture orchestrates the discourse. This is an invaluable book for educators, parents, and anyone interested in understanding and facilitating the voices of urban youth.

Calypso and Other Music of Trinidad, 1912-1962

Author: N.A

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661931X

Category: Music

Page: 393

View: 648


Calypso, with its diverse cultural heritage, was the most significant Caribbean musical form from World War I to Trinidad and Tobago Independence in 1962. Though wildly popular in mid-1950s America, Calypso--along with other music from "the island of the hummingbird"--has been largely neglected or forgotten. This first-ever discography of the first 50 years of Trinidadian music includes all the major artists, as well as many obscure performers. Chronological entries for 78 rpm recordings give bibliographical references, periodicals, websites and the recording locations. Rare field recordings are cataloged for the first time, including East Indian and Muslim community performances and Shango and Voodoo rites. Appendices give 10-inch LP (78 rpm), 12-inch LP (33 1/3 rpm), extended play (ep) and 7-inch single (45) listings. Non-commercial field recordings, radio broadcasts and initially unissued sessions also are listed. The influence of Trinidadian music on film, and the "Calypso craze" are discussed. Audio sources are provided. Indexes list individual artists and groups, recording titles and labels.

Calypso

Author: Dawna Flath

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525523163

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9804


Calypso follows the passion of a heart and finds Cassidy's heart calling out for love. Calypso, an unembodied voice, comes to her just when she needs her the most. Cassidy finds herself drawn into an ethereal romance, and without any doubt, she follows, wanting her fairy tale man. Hayden seems to be just that. Hayden, a confidant, single man who is damn good at romancing any woman, and he knows he is damn good at it, isn't about to give in to a mystical voice telling him what to do. He enjoys being single but from the moment he looks into Cassidy's eyes, there is a sensual fire that begins to burn between them and it is impossible to ignore. There is something pulling them together and the attraction is undeniably and soulfully seductive. Calypso works to bring their love together without disregarding their free will, she allows them to choose their love for each other, but will Hayden see his love for Cassidy before it is too late.

Calypso

Author: Bien Eli Nillos, MD

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257659588

Category:

Page: 72

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Rhythm and Blues Goes Calypso

Author: Timothy Dodge

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498530990

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 1060


Between 1945 and 1965 rhythm and blues artists made dozens of recordings incorporating West Indian calypso. This book draws musical and cultural connections that make the case for recognizing the significance of West Indian calypso in the history of African American popular music.

Calypso Drift

Author: Steinberg Henry

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493154648

Category: Music

Page: 435

View: 7100


Steinberg Henry has composed for us this magical island adventure into song. It is made up of 14 segments and 119 chapters integrating leaps in consciousness, methods and disciplines with skill surprising. Calypso Drift passes by way of an island Parliament, Dread/Rastafari, memorable black-sand beaches, religious systems, the KwÉyòl language business, high-school learning remembrances, a touch of Kalinago sensibility and, American song selections on Caribbean radio in the 70s and 80s. The text leaps to record seven years of Dominican Calypso lyrics, contributing in the process to archiving an island's history. Calypso Drift implores us to listen again to warnings of our song-poets. This is a book for lovers of Calypso globally, one for culture enthusiasts. Those embracing entertainment education, history and the arts in general should find its methods provocative. Students in the natural and social sciences can comfortably uncover themselves herein. And most of all, musicians, song-writers, composers and performers of Calypso find space in its consuming fire. Drift, globality is inside!

Jacques Cousteau's Calypso

Author: Jacques Cousteau,Alexis Sivirine

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 210

View: 5163


A study of Cousteau's specially designed ship "Calypso" details the vessel's technical modifications, and equipment and discusses Cousteau's diverse scientific expeditions and investigations