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:

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This chapter investigates the music of gospel dancehall and hardcore soca artists in Trinidad. It discusses the issues that surround their performances, including the ethical and stylistic implications attendant to their active creation of new social spaces for worship. It examines the ethical discourse surrounding the performance and reception of regional music in general and dancehall music in particular within the Full Gospel community in Trinidad. It traces the cultural and political trajectory of dancehall from the marginalized spaces of lower-class, black Jamaica to Full Gospel Trinidad.

Keywords: gospel dancehall; soca artists; social spaces; worship; regional music; Full Gospel community

Chapter.  11868 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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