The Resource Tales, tunes, and tassa drums : retention and invention in Indo-Caribbean music, Peter Manuel

Tales, tunes, and tassa drums : retention and invention in Indo-Caribbean music, Peter Manuel

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Tales, tunes, and tassa drums : retention and invention in Indo-Caribbean music
Title
Tales, tunes, and tassa drums
Title remainder
retention and invention in Indo-Caribbean music
Statement of responsibility
Peter Manuel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Today's popular tassa drumming emerged from the fragments of transplanted Indian music traditions half-forgotten and creatively recombined, rearticulated, and elaborated into a dynamic musical genre. A uniquely Indo-Trinidadian form, tassa drumming invites exploration of how the distinctive nature of the Indian diaspora and its relationship to its ancestral homeland influenced Indo-Caribbean music culture. Music scholar Peter Manuel traces the roots of neotraditional music genres like tassa drumming to North India and reveals the ways these genres represent survivals, departures, or innovative elaborations of transplanted music forms. Drawing on ethnographic work and a rich archive of field recordings, he contemplates the music carried to Trinidad by Bhojpuri-speaking and other immigrants, including forms that died out in India but continued to thrive in the Caribbean. His reassessment of ideas of creolization, retention, and cultural survival defies suggestions that the diaspora experience inevitably leads to the loss of the original culture, while also providing avenues to broader applications for work being done in other ethnic contexts"--
  • "In this study, Peter Manuel discusses Indo-Caribbean music that uses a set of neotraditional music genres to explore how the distinctive nature of the diaspora and its relation to the ancestral homeland have conditioned the trajectories of its music culture. Focusing particularly on tassa drumming, a popular Indo-Trinidadian genre, Manuel traces the roots of neotraditional Indo-Caribbean music genres to North India and explores the ways in which these genres can be seen variously to represent survivals, departures, or innovative elaborations of transplanted genres. He examines music that was carried to Trinidad by Indian immigrants in the early twentieth century, including some forms that died out in India while thriving and evolving in their new world home. Drawing on rich ethnographic work, Manuel reassesses ideas of creolization, retention, and cultural survival in ways that have potentially broad application to other ethnic contexts"--
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1952-
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Manuel, Peter
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3565
LC item number
.M373 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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JSTOR (Organization)
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  • Bhojpuri (Indic people)
  • Folk music
Label
Tales, tunes, and tassa drums : retention and invention in Indo-Caribbean music, Peter Manuel
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: Global Perspectives on the Indo-Caribbean Bhojpuri Diaspora and Its Music -- 2.The Trajectories of Transplants: Singing Alha, Birha, and the Ramayan in the Indic Caribbean -- 3.Chowtal and the Dantal: Finding Fertile Soil in the New Homelands -- 4.Bhojpuri Diasporic Music and the Encounter with India -- 5.Tassa Drumming from India to the Caribbean and Beyond -- 6.Concluding Perspectives
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252096778
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 99962803522
  • 22573/ctt66brx9
  • 07C8B4CC-1338-4CB2-8FD2-6C43B5C5A6C4
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12012063
Label
Tales, tunes, and tassa drums : retention and invention in Indo-Caribbean music, Peter Manuel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: Global Perspectives on the Indo-Caribbean Bhojpuri Diaspora and Its Music -- 2.The Trajectories of Transplants: Singing Alha, Birha, and the Ramayan in the Indic Caribbean -- 3.Chowtal and the Dantal: Finding Fertile Soil in the New Homelands -- 4.Bhojpuri Diasporic Music and the Encounter with India -- 5.Tassa Drumming from India to the Caribbean and Beyond -- 6.Concluding Perspectives
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252096778
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 99962803522
  • 22573/ctt66brx9
  • 07C8B4CC-1338-4CB2-8FD2-6C43B5C5A6C4
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12012063

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