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  Music of Trinidad and Tobago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Calypso was developed on the island of Trinidad, and has since become one of the major musical ancestors of diverse styles, including reggae, soca and rapso.
The musical genre began when African slaves were brought to the area to work plantations owned by Europeans, and the slaves were forbidden to talk to each other (in any case, they spoken dozens of different languages, so communication was inherently difficult).
Trinidad and Tobago has an underground Rock and Metal scene with many small shows being held throughout the year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago   (1674 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Trinidad and Tobago are supplied with the North Westerly winds which blow from the north west of the islands to the south east of the islands.
Due to Trinidad's location on the coast of South America, the country is slowly developing a connection with the Spanish-speaking peoples, and therefore government regulations now require Spanish to be taught to all high school students while Venezuelans often come to Trinidad and Tobago to learn English.
Trinidad and Tobago are famous as the birthplace of calypso music, as well as the development of the only musical instrument invented during the 20th century, the steel pan.
hallencyclopedia.com /Trinidad_and_Tobago   (2114 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trinidad and Tobago is famous for its pre-Lenten Carnival and as the birthplace of steelpan and limbo.
Trinidad and Tobago is one of the most prosperous nations in the Caribbean, although less so than it was during the "oil boom" between 1973 and 1983.
Trinidad and Tobago is a liberal democracy with a two-party system and a bicameral parliamentary system based on the Westminster System.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trinidad_and_Tobago   (2458 words)

 Encyclopedia: Music of Trinidad and Tobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Port-of-Spain, population 49,000 (metro: 300,000) (2000), is the capital of Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica Jamaica is known as the birthplace of many popular musical genres including raggamuffin, ska, reggae and dub.
Musically there are an array of pop singers that cater to tourists, while the natives enjoy a selection of international pop music and their own folk styles.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Music-of-Trinidad-and-Tobago   (1556 words)

 Music of Trinidad and Tobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The musical genre began when African slaves were brought to the area work plantations owned by Europeans and the slaves were forbidden to to each other (in any case they dozens of different languages so communication was difficult).
Calypso probably derived from a similar West musical style called kaiso arose as a of communication among the slaves; kaiso is still used today as a for calypso in Trinidad and some other islands by traditionalists and is also used as cry of encouragement for a performer similar bravo or olé.
Derivatives include an uptempo version with musical styles from the large Indian minority in Trinidad and Tobago and soul called soca and a hip hop and dub -influenced style called rapso both became popular Trinidad and other islands.
www.freeglossary.com /Music_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago   (1418 words)

 ATH 175 Peoples of the World
Contemporarily, Calypso music is one of the foundations of the Carnival celebration and a means for Trinidadians to reflect upon their past and celebrate the cultural richness of their nation.
To analyze the Calypso music of Trinidad and Tobago, I have compiled research that both outlines and details the history of the country as well as the history and cultural significance of calypso music.
Trinidad and Tobago, a two island nation in the southern Caribbean Sea, has a rich history of music and dance, both of which have great cultural and social significance, especially during Carnival.
www.units.muohio.edu /ath175/student/vanwinmb   (975 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago - Gurupedia
The federation was dissolved quickly, and the independent nation of Trinidad and Tobago was formed in 1962.
As the majority of the population lives on Trinidad, this is the location of most major towns, including the capital Port of Spain.
Trinidad and Tobago are famous as the birthplace of the calypso music, as well as the music of the steel pan (whose patent is held by someone in Maryland, United States).
www.gurupedia.com /t/tr/trinidad_and_tobago.htm   (745 words)

 The music of Trinidad and Tobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Trinidad and Tobago is the home of Calypso and Steelband along with two new music art forms Chutney Soca and Rapso.
Trinidadians and Tobagonians are known for their Calypso music, much of which is eventually translated for the Steelpan, and instrument invented in Trinidad and Tobago.
Our music is partially defined by the many different races that live on this twin island in harmony, some blending has taken place resulting in several dynamic and lively forms of entertainment.
www.trinbagoinfo.com /trinbagoinfo/music   (224 words)

 Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago Music Users & Licensees
Music is an important facet of modern life.
The copyright owner of music whether it be the composer, songwriter, lyricist or publisher has a legal right to give permission for the use of music and receive payment in return for its use.
In relation to public performances a music user is by law required to obtain a licence prior to playing the music in public.
www.cott.org.tt /musicuse   (417 words)

 THE ROLE OF MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Calypso music and the Steelpan are the two musical artforms associated with the Carnival.
In the post World War 11 years and especially since the 1960s, the export of music from Trinidad has been facilitated by the spread of Trinidad-type carnival celebrations throughout the region and among the Caribbean diaspora in the metropolitan cities of New York, London and Toronto.
Many music bands and an increasingly larger number of artists are able to make a good living from performing around the world, especially in the approximately sixty Caribbean carnivals throughout the region, in North America and Europe.
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For example, many people assumed that the music of Trinidad and Tobago must be reggae, when in fact, the country is the cradle of calypso.
Music is an important part of the annual festival--musicians compete in calypso-band competitions, the Steel Orchestra of Baltimore plays in the Clifton Park band shell (steel-band music is another Trinidad and Tobago export), and other musical acts from across North America and the Caribbean travel to take part in the three-day affair.
According to TTAB president Denise Daniel, who came from Trinidad to Baltimore 31 years ago, it was common in the early '70s for women from her country to come to the States to work as domestics or nannies.
www.citypaper.com /news/printready.asp?id=4744   (999 words)

 LAMECA - Music and Politics : Invention and Evolution of the Pan in Trinidad and Tobago
The pan today is the official national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, as important as the National Anthem or the flag of these most southerly islands of the West Indies.
The official Trinidad version of the invention of the steelbands explains their origin by the decision of the colonial power in 1884 to ban skin drums, thereby specially targeting those polyrythmic practices of the descendants of slaves similar to the music of the French West Indies.
Well-attended by the population, transmitted live on the radio and on television with heated commentaries, Panorama is incontestably the headlight of the musical life of steelbands.
perso.wanadoo.fr /lameca/dossiers/pan_trinidad/index_eng.htm   (1960 words)

 Top20TrinidadandTobago.com - Your Top20 Guide to Trinidad and Tobago!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a nation located in the southern Caribbean Sea, situated 11 km.
It is an archipelagic state consisting of two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and 21 smaller islands, the most important being Chacachacare, Monos, Huevos, Gaspar Grande (or Gasparee), Little Tobago and St.
Trinidad and Tobago are supplied with the North Easterly winds which blow from the north east of the islands to the south west of the islands.
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 Trinidad and Tobago
On the final weekend the entire country throbs with music and partying, as the Panorama contest produces a new champion steel orchestra, the Calypso Monarch is crowned, and the fetes reach their thunderous climax.
Hosay came to Trinidad with Indian workers in the 19th century, and was originally a mourning festival for the martyred grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, killed in battle.
Parang is the Christmas music of Trinidad and Tobago — traditional folk music, Spanish and Venezuelan in origin, sung in Spanish to a fast, lively beat, and accompanied by cuatros (like small guitars), chac-chacs and bass.
www.stouteweb.com /trini/carnival.htm   (723 words)

 Music of Trinidad and Tobago - Gurupedia
United States Navy arrived on Trinidad, and the panmen, who were associated with lawlessness and violence, helped to popularize steel pan music among soldiers, which began its international popularization.
Indian minority in Trinidad and Tobago and American soul, called soca, and a hip hop and dub-influenced style called rapso both became popular in Trinidad and other islands.
Rapso has become perhaps the most popular form of music on Trinidad itself, but is largely forgotten in favor of calypso during Carnival celebrations and contests.
www.gurupedia.com /m/mu/music_of_trinidad_and_tobago.htm   (1481 words)

 CBMR Digest Vol. 13 No. 1 Spring 2000 - Trinidad and Tobago 2001
The 2001 Inter-American Conference on Black Music Research will be the first conference that the Center has held outside the United States, and it is a special honor to join the Society for American Music at the Trinidad Hilton in Trinidad and Tobago during May 23–27, 2001.
In addition to examining and experiencing musics of the Circum-Caribbean region, the Center’s programming will concentrate on three topic areas: interconnections between musics of the Americas; ways to bridge the boundaries in research and writing that exist between the Americas and the West Indies; and diasporal unities in the Circum-Caribbean.
Even though the Trinidad Hilton is Trinidad’s premier hotel, the conference rate of $130 for a single room is more affordable than in many U.S. cities.
www.cbmr.org /pubs/131/trinidad131.htm   (570 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Information and Travel Guide at InfoHub.com
Just off the coast of the South American mainland they were once part of, Trinidad and Tobago (usually shortened to TandT) form the southernmost islands of the Lesser Antilles chain and the most influential republic in the Eastern Caribbean.
Declared the " Disneyland of diving ", Tobago has the largest brain coral in the world and sightings of manta rays are common.
Unlike its Caribbean neighbours, Trinidad experienced full-scale slavery for a relatively short fifty years, while the Dutch, French and British were too busy fighting over Tobago to dedicate it to the demands of King Sugar.
www.infohub.com /Destinations/Central-America-&-Caribbean/Trinidad-and-Tobago   (415 words)

 Habits of Waste - Calypso 101 - a Review of Calypso Music in Trinidad and Tobago
Musical styles such as soca-chutney (addition of East Indian rhythms), acknowledges the influence of this large ethnic group in Trinidadian society.
Another derivative, dance hall soca, reflects the influence of rhythm and blues and Jamaican reggae and dub music (dub is used to describe a genre of music that consists predominantly of instrumental re-mixes of existing recordings).
Many calypsonians use these musical influences to their advantage in an attempt to market and export calypso as a viable commodity in a competitive international market.
www.habitsofwaste.wwu.edu /issues/7/iss7art2e.shtml   (694 words)

 The Muttoo Brothers
Charlie, who could not read music, because of impaired vision, has been described as a musician who was "sensitive to sounds" and played anything that was given to him by George.
Their innovative musical style attracted the attention of calypsonians and impresarios across the West Indies, including Trinidad and Tobago's Johhny Khan.
The Muttoo Brothers were part of a tradition of musical exchange that has been taking place between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago since the start of the 20th century, if not before.
www.guyfolkfest.org /celebrating4.htm   (1221 words)

 Music page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The steelpan was invented in Trinidad and is the only instrument to be invented in the 20th Century.
Garfield Blackman, born in Trinidad, is considered to be the father of soca.
Rapso is a unique style of street poetry frim Trinidad and tobago tht originated in the 1970's.
t3.preservice.org /T0301205/Music_page.html   (355 words)

 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Steel Drums of Trinidad and Tobago
During pre-Lenten carnival celebrations, calypso music is at the core of the event in Trinidad and Tobago.
In the late 1800s, drums were abolished by the French during carnival, placing a stronger emphasis on a vocal form of calypso that is based on praise singing.
Carnival parade bands featuring steel drums (tuned instruments made from oil drums) flood the streets with music and dancers.
encarta.msn.com /media_461528320/Steel_Drums_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago.html   (150 words)

 Trinidad & Tobago / Featured Programs / Semester & Year / Study Away Catalog / The Wang Center / Pacific ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A General Studies course taught by PLU faculty in January to acquaint you with your surroundings, e.g.: travel/autobiographical writing; music of Trinidad and Tobago; literature of the Caribbean.
Trinidad is renowned for its celebration of pre-Lenten Carnival which merges African and European traditions with modern day revelry.
Tobago - Students spend one week in beach cottages to study the rainforest, bird sanctuaries, and development challenges on this small island.
www.plu.edu /wangcenter/catalog/semester-year/featured-programs/trinidad.html   (873 words)

 Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago Profile
The Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago ("COTT") is the national non-profit (but commercial) association representing songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers in Trinidad and Tobago.
Its main function is to manage and license collectively for music creators and their publishers the performing and reproduction rights in their copyright music under the Copyright Act 1997 of Trinidad and Tobago.
COTT was incorporated in 1984 as a private company limited by guarantee in anticipation of the Copyright Act 1985 of Trinidad and Tobago.
www.cott.org.tt /org/profile.html   (240 words)

 Open Directory - Regional:Caribbean:Trinidad and Tobago:Arts and Entertainment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Trinidad and Tobago is a multi-ethnic Caribbean society with influences from around the globe.
This category is for all Websites exclusively devoted to Trinidad and Tobago Carnival in any and all of its manifestations, whether by Carnival artistes and bands or by them, whether by Trinidadians or about them.
Trinidad and Tobago is a multiethnic country with cultural influences from several continents around the globe.
dmoz.org /Regional/Caribbean/Trinidad_and_Tobago/Arts_and_Entertainment/desc.html   (309 words)

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