Author : John Cowley
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :1998
Total pages :293
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0521653894

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.

Author : Winthrop R. Holder,Winthrop Holder
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release :2007
Total pages :370
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0820451371

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.

Author : Tony Langham
Publisher : Barefoot Books
Release :2005-05
Total pages :32
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1902283465

First comes the spider, banging steel drums.

Author : Bien Eli Nillos, MD
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release :
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781257659586

Author : N.A
Publisher : McFarland
Release :2015-05-11
Total pages :392
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781476619316

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.

Author : Sabah Ahsan
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release :2012-06-18
Total pages :217
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781477122570

Calypso was ten years old when she fi rst fell in love. Her and Aristons love story started on a holiday in France. But circumstances are not on their side resulting in them drifting apart. Eight years have passed, will destiny let them meet again? Tamara missed Ariston. The hope of meeting him again is the only thing that keeps her going, the thing that stops her from losing her mind. Apart from him, no-one could ever understand what Tamara went through that night, not a day goes by without her recollecting her fathers death as they all called it. But does she know better? Well what if you were the one who witnessed what really happened Is everyone as they seem or is there something more than meets the eye?

Author : Bob Orr
Publisher : Auckland University Press
Release :2008-09-01
Total pages :88
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781775580331

Arranged in four lyrical sections, this collection of poems presents colorful images with a narrative drive and the true cadences of a storyteller. Traveling from Troy and Waiheke to San Francisco and Spain, this variety of verse leads into a discussion of simple objects, making the ordinary things of the world extraordinary. Finishing with compositions based on the poet’s past, the short, intense New Zealand lyrics combine the everyday with a visionary sense of mystery and wonder.

Author : Ben Cero
Publisher : iUniverse
Release :2011-02-03
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781450292665

When a rich, white American yachtsman is indicted for murder of a local black launch-tender in the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent a conservative news commentator stirs up a media circus by championing the yachtsman and criticizing the weakness of the case with tactics that demean the local prosecutor. Facing worldwide embarrassment and condemnation for indicting the yachtsman without substantive evidence, the prosecutor engages an investigator to bolster his charge. That man, a retired New York City detective had been cruising the archipelago in his refurbished 32-foot sailboat. Born in the Bronx of Puerto Rican parents the 51-year-old ex-cop pugnaciously probes every avenue relative to the case in his determination to clear the case and prove he deserves accolades the deputy commissioners of the NYPD denied him. Not withstanding the lack of physical evidence, he utilizes street smarts along with natural intelligence and twenty-eight years of cop experience to connect the killing to diamond smuggling. But unable to unequivocally connect the yachtsman to the suspected diamond smugglers, the detective worries that he railroads an innocent fellow American. On the other hand, having suffered as the victim of bigotry for much of his life, as well as treated as an inferior by the affluent and influential, he is tempted to partake of the sweet taste of payback. Steadily increasing antagonism developing between the cocky ex-cop and the stuffy prosecutor (steeped in pedantic English tradition) complicates working arrangements. But that doesn’t deter the ex-cop, whose unwavering investigation leads to rooting out a shrewd but cold-hearted Armenian and his cohorts: a robust Jamaican and a shifty Frenchman. Along the way the ex-cop encounters a foxy local gal who lights all of his fi res. But all too often her self-suffi ciency and individualism, as well as oft-times cankerous attitude, culminates in a rocky, while torrid, relationship.

Author : Lawrence Scott
Publisher : Allison & Busby
Release :2014-08-21
Total pages :464
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780749017576

LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 1938 is a tumultuous year on the small Trinidadian island of El Caracol, which houses a leper colony and a convent. In the sultry heat of the dry season a young orphan, Theo, is sent to live with the island’s doctor, Vincent Metivier. The doctor knows little of Theo’s past, only that it has been troubled and that he now needs love and attention. As Theo settles into the rhythm of life in El Caracol, he begins to unburden himself of his demons. Every night, he sleeptalks his own strange, disturbing calypso about his childhood. Vincent listens and, gradually, learns what demons still haunt the boy’s mind. And as his friendship with the passionate, unpredictable nurse Sister Weil intensifies, Vincent finds his settled life spirally dangerously out of control, as war in Europe looms on the horizon. A richly sensual, heartfelt novel, Night Calypso is the work of one of the world’s most imaginative writers.

Author : Catherine Coulter
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2004-01-06
Total pages :416
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101550878

While visiting London, a beautiful young woman becomes homesick for the West Indies. Unfortunately, her only available chaperone for the perilous journey is her rakish hot-tempered cousin...