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- DescriptionCharacterized by fast-paced, highly danceable rhythms, chutney is a fusion of traditional and contemporary Indian and Caribbean influences. In this volume Tina K. Ramnarine explores the evolution of chutney and introduces the emerging Indian-Caribbean genre into the area of scholarly discourse. Through analysis of the music, Ramnarine provides insights into social processes, effects of the diasporic settlements and ways the music operates as a symbol of Indian-Caribbean identity. This introduction of new cultural elements is a common occurrence among people transplanted to an unfamiliar geographical and cultural environment.
- Author BiographyTina K. Ramnarine has lectured at Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and at Birbeck College, University of London, England, and was a post-doctoral research fellow in musicology at Brunel University, England. She received the 1988 Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award for Women Anthropologists: A Biographical Dictionary (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1988). Ramnarine has published extensively on Caribbean culture and ethnicity.
- Author(s)Tina K. Ramnarine
- PublisherUniversity of the West Indies Press
- Date of Publication28/02/2002
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationKingston
- Country of PublicationJamaica
- ImprintUniversity of the West Indies Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight295 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine12 mm
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