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In this lively book, Brenda F. Berrian chronicles the rise o. .Article in Ethnomusicology 47(3) · January 2000 with 3 Reads. Berrian opens up these spaces to reveal how the artists not only engage their listeners and effect social change, but also empower and identify themselves.

In this lively book, Brenda F. Cite this publication. She also explores the music as it relates to the art of drumming, and to genres such as African American and Latin jazz and reggae. With Awakening Spaces, Berrian adds fresh insight into the historical struggles and arts of the French Caribbean. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.

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Averill, Gage 1997 A day for the hunter, a day for the prey: Popular music and power in Haiti. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. Guilbault, Jocelyne 1993 Zouk: World music in the West Indies. Recommend this journal.

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By Brenda F. Berrian. Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology. Berrian's focus is on musicians' manipulation and politicization of these forms from 1970 to 1996

By Brenda F. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000 Berrian's focus is on musicians' manipulation and politicization of these forms from 1970 to 1996. Throughout the book, Berrian convincingly argues for the central importance of Creole lyrics as a device to define and promote a Caribbean heritage that is both culturally vital in its own right and politically unfettered by France.

Guilbault, J. (2003) Brenda F. Berrian, Awakening Spaces: French Caribbean Popular Songs, Music, and Culture. In: Ethnomusicology, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 384-386.

Shannon Dudley, Brenda Berrian. Published: 1 January 2002. in Yearbook for Traditional Music. Yearbook for Traditional Music, Volume 34; doi:10. Keywords: Music, Awakening Spaces, Caribbean Popular, Popular Songs, French Caribbean.

The music of Guadeloupe encompasses a large popular music industry, which gained in international renown after the . Berrian, Brenda F. (2000). Awakening Spaces: French Caribbean Popular Songs, Music and Culture.

The music of Guadeloupe encompasses a large popular music industry, which gained in international renown after the success of zouk music in the later 20th century. Zouk's popularity was particularly intense in France, where the genre became an important symbol of identity for Guadeloupe and Martinique. Zouk's origins are in the folk music of Guadeloupe and Martinique, especially Guadeloupan gwo ka and Martinican chouval bwa, and the pan-Caribbean calypso tradition.

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of the evolution and social significance of a West African popular music.

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The fast-paced zouk of Kassav', the romantic biguine of Malavoi, the jazz of Fal Frett, the ballads of Mona, and reggae of Kali and Pôglo are all part of the burgeoning popular music scene in the French Caribbean. In this lively book, Brenda F. Berrian chronicles the rise of this music, which has captivated the minds and bodies of the Francophone world and elsewhere. Based on personal interviews and discussions of song texts, Berrian shows how these musicians express their feelings about current and past events, about themselves, their islands, and the French. Through their lyrical themes, these songs create metaphorical "spaces" that evoke narratives of desire, exile, subversion, and Creole identity and experiences. Berrian opens up these spaces to reveal how the artists not only engage their listeners and effect social change, but also empower and identify themselves. She also explores the music as it relates to the art of drumming, and to genres such as African American and Latin jazz and reggae. With Awakening Spaces, Berrian adds fresh insight into the historical struggles and arts of the French Caribbean.

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Well, when I first received this book in the mail for my review, I looked at the front and then the back cover and the first thing that came to mind is the phrase 'This I've got to see'. Why? Because this book discusses and analyzes in English, music from French West Indies sung primarily in Creole. Those of you who know Creole also know that is a very metaphoric, symbolic language that is sometimes difficult to decipher when you are not from a Creole background. To take the lyrics and deduct valid conclusions about the francophone culture would be no easy task. Well a couple of pages into the book, my qualms were put away, and I discovered a pleasant, vibrant book that covers such a broad range of topics: lyrics, politics, perception, tradition and culture all based on French Caribbean popular songs and music. The author Brenda F. Berrian, has taken the time to go deep into the scene of Martinique's and Guadeloupe's artistry with candid interviews, and lyrical analysis, all wrapped up neatly with her well thought out and researched interpretations and conclusions. The read was an enjoyable flirt with wonderful Creole songs, and to someone who is familiar with the music that is being showcased in the book, the book will be a ten-fold more enjoyable. Brenda's often-comical anecdotes at the beginning of each chapter are also a very nice touch. Over all, I'd recommend this book to those who have been to the French West Indies and have wondered what was being said and why. If you are a fan of Zouk music, Biguine, Ka, French Reggae; you'll especially want to pick this book up! Bravo Brenda on a job well done! I will write a more detailed review for the readers of [...] In the meantime definitely pick up this book!
Mikarr
Explore the culture of the French Caribbean while experiencing its popular music is the invitation from Brenda F. Berrian in her seminal text, Awakening Spaces: French Caribbean Popular Songs, Music and Culture. Berrian gives the reader a comprehensive critique of the composers, singers, and production of music on the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Berrian combines insightful scholarship with her joyous celebration of the artistry of the music makers. For lovers of this music, Awakening Spaces features all of the major players: the bands of Malavoi, Kassav', Taxikréol, Kwak, and Volt Face; the singers Joselyne Béroard, Patrick Saint Éloi, and Pôglo; the instrumentalists Jean-Paul Soime, Mario Canonge, and Mano Césaire; and versatile artists like Henri Guédon who excels as a composer, percussionist, and painter.

Berrian's book is a treasure trove of personal interviews with musicians and original transcriptions of song lyrics in French Creole and English. Awakening Spaces effectively bridges the past and present in Francophone Caribbean music for all lovers of music-be they exuberant fans of zouk or musicologists.
Moogugore
Explore the culture of the French Caribbean while experiencing its popular music is the invitation from Brenda F. Berrian in her seminal text, Awakening Spaces: French Caribbean Popular Songs, Music and Culture. Berrian gives the reader a comprehensive critique of the composers, singers, and production of music on the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Berrian combines insightful scholarship with her joyous celebration of the artistry of the music makers. For lovers of this music, Awakening Spaces features all of the major players: the bands of Malavoi, Kassav', Taxikréol, Kwak, and Volt Face; the singers Joselyne Béroard, Patrick Saint Éloi, and Pôglo; the instrumentalists Jean-Paul Soime, Mario Canonge, and Mano Césaire; and versatile artists like Henri Guédon who excels as a composer, percussionist, and painter.
Berrian's book is a treasure trove of personal interviews with musicians and original transcriptions of song lyrics in French Creole and English. Awakening Spaces effectively bridges the past and present in Francophone Caribbean music for all lovers of music-be they exuberant fans of zouk or musicologists.
Awakening Spaces: French Caribbean Popular Songs, Music, and Culture (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology) download epub
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Author: Brenda F. Berrian
ISBN: 0226044556
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2000)
Pages: 302 pages