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Musical Life in GuyanaHistory and Politics of Controlling Creativity$
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Vibert C. "Cambridge

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628460117

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.001.0001

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Findings and Conclusions

Findings and Conclusions

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Musical Life in Guyana
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Vibert C. Cambridge

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0011

This concluding chapter illustrates how Guyana, in its three eras of governance (matured colonialism, internal self-government, post-colonial era), has faced a range of persistent problems which demanded the active engagement of the state. It has been suggested that what was needed was a Napoleon type of leader to resolve these persistent problems. In addition, the musical demands of an active state exerted substantial influence on musical life in the society. This influence came from the state's demand for music's ceremonial, mobilization, propaganda, and strategic-communication roles, including the provision of entertainment through “bread and circuses.” Ultimately, those sectors of society that were excluded from the process of national governance have drawn upon their musical assets to call for accountability, to shine spotlights on corruption and inefficiency, and to express their frustrations and aspirations.

Keywords:   Guyana, national governance, musical life, matured colonialism, internal self-government, post-colonial era, music

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