Funky Nassau Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

ISBN-10: 0520265696
ISBN-13: 9780520265691
Edition: 2011
Authors: Timothy Rommen
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Timothy Rommenis Associate Professor in the Department of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author ofMek Some Noise: Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad(UC Press), which in 2008 was awarded the Alan Merriam Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Map of the Bahamas
Nassau's Gone Funky: Sounding Some Themes in Bahamian Music
�Muddy da Water�: Provincializing the Center, or Recentering the Periphery through Rake-n-Scrape
�Calypso Island�: Exporting the Local, Particularizing the Region, and Developing the Sounds of Goombay
�Gone ta Bay�: Institutionalizing Junkanoo, Festivalizing the Nation
�A New Day Dawning�: Cosmopolitanism, Roots, and Identity in the Postcolony
�Back to the Island�: Travels in Paradox-Creating the Future-Past
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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