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Title:
Jamaican music
Author:
Burnett, Michael.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London : Oxford University Press, 1982.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations, music ; 19 x 25 cm.
Summary:
An illustrated history of Jamaican music, its origins, development and instruments. Includes religious music, worksongs, singing games, dance music and reggae. For ages 11-14.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780193213333
Format :
Book

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Summary

These short illustrated information books are designed to explore a range of musical topics of interest to 11-14 year-olds. The books can be used in a variety of ways: for example, three together might form the core for class, group or individual work. For older children, the books would be a useful source of reference for examination projects.


Table of Contents

1 Introducing Jamaica
Island in the sunp. 4
Where is Jamaica?p. 4
What is Jamaica like?p. 4
The Jamaican peoplep. 5
Exportsp. 5
Jamaica and its pastp. 7
The Maroonsp. 7
Piratesp. 8
Abolition of slaveryp. 8
Independencep. 9
Questions and projectsp. 6
2 Introducing Jamaican music
How Jamaican music beganp. 12
The music of the Arawaksp. 12
Music from Africap. 12
Music from Britainp. 13
Music in Jamaica nowp. 14
Folk musicp. 14
Reggaep. 14
Festivalp. 14
Radiop. 14
Jamaican folk instrumentsp. 15
Drumsp. 15
Other percussion instrumentsp. 15
Wind instrumentsp. 15
String instrumentsp. 17
Questions and projectsp. 13
3 Religious music
Kuminap. 20
The purpose of a kumina meetingp. 20
Where kumina came fromp. 21
Revivalismp. 22
The Great Revivalp. 22
A Revivalist ceremonyp. 24
The Rastafariansp. 26
Drumsp. 27
Rhythmsp. 27
Other instrumentsp. 28
What Rastas believep. 28
Famous Rasta musiciansp. 28
Questions and projectsp. 22
4 Music for work and play
Worksongsp. 31
The singer manp. 31
Worksongs todayp. 32
Children's singing gamesp. 33
Ring gamesp. 33
Anancyp. 35
Spidermanp. 35
Anancy and Cowp. 36
Questions and projectsp. 32
5 Dance music and reggae
Dance musicp. 38
Bruckinsp. 38
Tambop. 39
Jonkunnup. 39
Quadrillep. 39
Mentop. 39
Reggaep. 42
The ingredients of reggaep. 43
The development of reggaep. 43
Skap. 43
Rock steadyp. 44
Reggae in Jamaica nowp. 44
Reggae in Britainp. 45
Questions and projectsp. 40