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"Brotherhood of the Boat": Musical Dialogues in a Caribbean Context

Tina K. Ramnarine
British Journal of Ethnomusicology
Vol. 7 (1998), pp. 1-22
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3060707
Page Count: 22
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"Brotherhood of the Boat": Musical Dialogues in a Caribbean Context
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Abstract

In one of the few eye-witness accounts of the transportation of Indians as indentured labourers to the Caribbean, W.H. Angel, Captain of the clipper ship Sheila on its journey from Calcutta to Trinidad (in 1877), described the musical activities of crew members and Indian migrants. As well as providing evidence of musical interactions during that voyage, Angel also posited notions of musical difference in his account. Such notions of difference prevailed until recently, with Indians in the Caribbean being seen as preservers of culture. This paper uses postcolonial theoretical frameworks to explore the complex scenario of cultural interactions in the contemporary Indian-Caribbean popular music, chutney. The focus is on instruments in the chutney ensemble and on intersections between ideologies and music histories.

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