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Introduction

Timothy Rommen

in “Mek Some Noise”

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780520250673
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940543 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520250673.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about gospel music and the ethics of style in Trinidad. This book explores music and its roles in the lives of Full Gospel believers in Trinidad and examines how musical change occurred in the process of creating a dialogue between current gospel music and normative practices within church services. It also considers the role that performance context plays in shaping the various registers of style, a process which then feeds back into the ways that style is configured in ethical terms through the community's discourse.

Keywords: gospel music; ethics of style; Trinidad; musical change; church services; performance

Chapter.  3238 words. 

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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