Music of the English-Speaking Caribbean Islands
Offered - Spring
Course number - LHAN-P242
This course will look at the development of English-speaking Caribbean Island music and its most influential artists over the past sixty years. As with many Caribbean music traditions, this music and its sub-genres maintain direct links to West African sacred and secular music. This course will highlight the retaining of these links, the contemporary history of these islands as traced in lyrical content, and the influences and nuances that differentiate them. Required reading, listening and transcriptions will include preselected recordings of Lord Kitchener, Harry Belafonte, Mighty Sparrow, Arrow, Lord Shorty, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and David Rudder, as well as the legendary steelbands of Trinidad and the Caribbean.
Course Chair: Matthew Nicholl
Prerequisites: AR-111 andHR-112
Required of: None
Electable by: All