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Carnival Is WomanFeminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas$
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Frances Henry and Dwaine Plaza

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496825445

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496825445.001.0001

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From Devi to Diva: Indo-Caribbean Women Rising in Trinidad’s Chutney Soca

From Devi to Diva: Indo-Caribbean Women Rising in Trinidad’s Chutney Soca

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(p.139) Chapter 7 From Devi to Diva: Indo-Caribbean Women Rising in Trinidad’s Chutney Soca
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Carnival Is Woman
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Darrell Gerohn Baksh

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496825445.003.0008

This chapter explores the conflicts and complexities of Indo-Caribbean femininity at a moment when the Indo-Caribbean woman is breaking away from embodiments of devi, traditional models of female representation strongly tied to religious patriarchy, to diva, a contemporary persona publicly expressed in the realm of chutney soca, a popular form of Indo-Caribbean music that has absorbed the Carnival aesthetic in Trinidad.

Keywords:   Chutney-Soca, Indo-Caribbean, Women, Devi, Femininity

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