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Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Vibert C. "Cambridge


This book is the first in-depth study of Guyanese musical life. It is also a detailed description of the social, economic, and political conditions that have encouraged and sometimes discouraged musical and cultural creativity in Guyana. It explores these interactions in Guyana during the three political eras that the society experienced as it moved from being a British colony to an independent nation. The first era to be considered is the period of mature colonial governance, guided by the dictates of “new imperialism,” which extended from 1900 to 1953. The second era, the period of internal ... More

Keywords: Guyana, colonial governance, self-government, independence, adult suffrage, postcolonial era, Guyanese musicians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781628460117
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2016 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vibert C. "Cambridge, author
Ohio University