Music, Memory, and Identity in Full Gospel Trinidad

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:
Music, Memory, and Identity in Full Gospel Trinidad

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This chapter traces the religious histories that have shaped the current context within which Full Gospel Trinidadians are negotiating their identity. It parallels the function of an opening invocation, which serves not only to define the present but also the past(s) with which contemporary Trinidadian believers are sharing their present. It also introduces the four principal musical styles circulating in and around the Full Gospel community including gospelypso, North American gospel music, dancehall, and jamoo.

Keywords: Full Gospel Trinidadians; religious history; opening invocation; musical styles; gospelypso; North American gospel music; dancehall; jamoo

Chapter.  7531 words. 

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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