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Chocolate Surrealism – Music, Movement, Memory, and History in the Circum-Caribbean - University Press of Mississippi
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Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Movement, Memory, and History in the Circum-Caribbean

Njoroge Njoroge


Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Movement, Memory and History is a (w)holistic historiography of the circum-Caribbean region. The book highlights connections among the production, performance, and reception of popular music at critical historical junctures in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The book moves through different sites and styles to place socio-musical movements into a larger historical framework: Calypso during the turbulent interwar period and the ensuing crises of capitalism; the Cuban rumba/son complex of the postwar era of American empire; jazz in the Bandung period and the rise o ... More

Keywords: Popular Music, Caribbean, African Diaspora, History, Critical Theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496806895
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2017 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496806895.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Njoroge Njoroge, author
University of Hawaii, Manoa

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