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Author Dudley, Shannon.

Title Music from behind the bridge : steelband spirit and politics in Trinidad and Tobago / Shannon Dudley
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 311 pages) : illustrations, maps, music
Contents The steelband movement and music -- An unlikely instrument -- The national instrument -- Dropping the bomb -- A showcase for pan -- The rise of the arranger -- Community participation -- Contest and control -- Writing their own tunes -- From panman to pannist -- Popular culture and nationalism
Summary 'Music from behind the Bridge' tells the story of the steelband a symbol of Trinidadian culture, from the point of view of musicians who overcame disadvantages of poverty and prejudice with their extraordinary ambition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-302), discography (page 303), and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Popular music -- Social aspects -- Trinidad and Tobago.
Steel band music -- Trinidad and Tobago -- History and criticism.
Steel bands (Music) -- Trinidad and Tobago -- History.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199724377 (electronic bk.)
1435638778 (electronic bk.)
9780199724376 (electronic bk.)
9781435638778 (electronic bk.)