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Jehovah's Music

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/9780520250673.003.0007
Jehovah's Music

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This chapter examines the musical style called jamoo coined by Ras Shorty I. It suggests that this idiosyncratic approach to gospel music offers insights into the possibility of other ways of thinking about music in Trinidadian Full Gospel contexts. It explores the life and music of Ras Shorty I in order to have a better understanding of how the ethics of style might be brought to bear on analyses of the racial imagination and the poetics of conviction in Trinidad.

Keywords: jamoo; Ras Shorty I; gospel music; Trinidadian Full Gospel; ethics of style; racial imagination; poetics

Chapter.  12215 words. 

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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