Nationalism and the Soul

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:
Nationalism and the Soul

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This chapter examines the emergence of gospelypso and its reception history in Trinidad. It aims to illustrate the themes of post-independence identity that lie close to the heart of this musical style. It explains that gospelypso is too closely related to the perceived evils of carnival and bacchanal and the Full Gospel community refused to identify with gospelypso or accept it as a valid, representative expression of Full Gospel identity.

Keywords: gospelypso; Trinidad; musical style; carnival; bacchanal; Full Gospel Community; Full Gospel identity

Chapter.  9603 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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