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 sums up the key findings of this study about gospel music and the ethics of style in Trinidad. It highlights the nationalism of gospelypso artists, the determination of gospel dancehall artists, the studied ambivalence of jamoo performers, and the global vision of musicians pursuing North America gospel. It suggests that each style offers a very different approach to the evangelical concerns of Trinidadian believers, and each promotes a unique sense of what can or should constitute worship.

Keywords: gospel music; ethics of style; Trinidad; gospelypso; gospel dancehall; jamoo; North American gospel; worship; evangelical concerns

Chapter.  936 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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