Music of Hindu Trinidad Songs from the India Diaspora
- List Price: $132.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 10/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780226554518
- ISBN10: 0226554511
Myers details the musical repertory of Felicity, which is based largely on north Indian genres including the traditional Bhojpuri folk songs and drumming styles brought by the first indentured laborers in 1845. In her engaging exploration of the fate of Indian classical music and new popular styles such as Hindi calypso, soca, and chutney, she even finds herself at the ancestral home of Trinidadian V. S. Naipaul in India. Copiously illustrated and accompanied by a compact disc, Music of Hindu Trinidad is a model ethnographic study.