The Origin, Development and Diffusion of the Steel Band in the Caribbean and Beyond: The Historical Geography of a Musical Instrument

The Origin, Development and Diffusion of the Steel Band in the Caribbean and Beyond: The Historical Geography of a Musical Instrument

By: Ralph L. Parris (author)Hardback

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Description

This book chronicles the origin and evolution of the Steel Band orchestra and its diffusion in the Caribbean and beyond with special attention given to the nature of its origin and its spatial movement within the culture. The Steel Band was created by descendants of African Captives in the Caribbean who struggled to retain some elements of their culture while simultaneously rejecting elements of the captive culture that controlled their lives for three centuries.

About Author

Dr. Ralph L, Parris holds a Ph.D. in Geography with specialization in Latin America and the Caribbean from the University of Sarasota. His research interest has taken him to practically all of the Caribbean Islands, Africa, South America, South East Asia, Central America, and Europe.

Contents

Foreword by D. Elliott Parris; Introduction; Chapters; 1: The Caribbean Lands and People; Climate; The Peoples of the Caribbean; The Guyanas; 2: The Drum Among West Indians in the Caribbean; Persistence of the Drum in the Caribbean; 3: The Steel Band; The Carnival; Steel Band origins in Trinidad and Tobago; Carnival Suspended; Steel Band Instruments; 4: Diffusion of the Steel band in the Caribbean and Beyond; Steel Band Beyond the Caribbean; Steel Band in Europe; Steel Band in Asia; Steel Band in North America; 5: Socio-Economic Impact on the Steel band; 6: Education and the Steel Band; 7: The Steel Band and Tourism; 8: The Role of the Steel Band in Politics; 9: The Steel Band and the Church in the Caribbean; 10: Conclusion; List of Tables.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773442719
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9780773442719
  • ISBN10: 0773442715

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