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What She Go Do – Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music - University Press of Mississippi
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What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Hope Munro


In the 1990s, expressive culture in the Caribbean was becoming noticeably more feminine. At the annual Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago, thousands of female masqueraders dominated the street festival on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Women had become significant contributors to the performance of calypso and soca, as well as the musical development of the steel pan art form. Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork conducted by the author in Trinidad and Tobago, this book demonstrates how the increased access and agency of women through folk and popular musical expressions has improved inter-gender re ... More

Keywords: expressive culture, Caribbean music, popular music, Trinidad and Tobago, calypso, soca, steel pan, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496807533
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2018 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hope Munro, author
California State University