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Tales, Tunes, and Tassa DrumsRetention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music$
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Peter Manuel

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038815

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Global Perspectives on the Indo-Caribbean Bhojpuri Diaspora and Its Music

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Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums
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Peter Manuel

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.003.0001

This chapter provides background data on Indo-Caribbean history and situates that culture's development in the context of diasporic studies as a whole. It provides an overview of North Indian Bhojpuri music culture and of Indo-Caribbean music culture, with reference to traditional Bhojpuri aspects, creolized entities like chutney-soca, and the ramifications of exposure to North Indian “great tradition” musics—both pop and classical—since the 1940s. It argues that the various trajectories and the form of Bhojpuri diasporic music in general must be attributed primarily not to inherent features of particular genres or to the activities of particular artists but rather to intricate dynamics of diaspora culture—in this case, Bhojpuri Caribbean diasporic culture.

Keywords:   Indo-Caribbean history, cultural development, North Indian Bhojpuri music, Indo-Caribbean music, diasporic culture

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