Creolized aurality : Guadeloupean gwoka and postcolonial politics / Jérôme Camal.

Author
Camal, Jerome [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
  • ©2019
Description
x, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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Series
Chicago studies in ethnomusicology [More in this series]
Summary note
In the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, the complex interplay between anticolonial resistance and accommodation resounds in its music. Guadeloupean gwoka music - a secular, drum-based tradition - captures the entangled histories of French colonization, movements against it, and the uneasy process of the island's decolonization as an overseas territory of France. In Creolized Aurality, J r me Camal demonstrates that musical sounds and practices express the multiple--and often seemingly contradictory--cultural belongings and political longings that characterize postcoloniality. While gwoka has been associated with anti-colonial activism since the 1960s, in more recent years it has provided a platform for a cohort of younger musicians to express pan-Caribbean and diasporic solidarities. This generation of musicians even worked through the French state to gain UNESCO heritage status for their art. These gwoka practices, Camal argues, are "creolized auralities" - expressions of a culture both of and against French coloniality and postcoloniality.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-223), discography (page 211), and index.
Contents
Introduction: listening for (post)colonial entanglements -- The poetics of colonial aurality -- Building an anticolonial aurality: gwoka modènn as counterpoetics -- Discrepant creolizations: music and the limits of hospitality -- Diasporic or creole aurality: aesthetics and politics across the abyss -- Postnational aurality: institutional detour and the creolization of sovereignty -- Coda. Bigidi.
ISBN
  • 9780226631639 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 022663163X ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780226631776 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 022663177X ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2018051860
OCLC
1051679026
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