Performing Gender in the Trinidad Calypso

Smith, Hope Munro
March 2004
Latin American Music Review;Spring/Summer2004, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p32
Academic Journal
Discusses the male and female artists performing in calypsos in Trinidad. Role of calypso artists in matching topics of music performances; Effect of private sponsorship of Carnivals on women performers; Trend in the sexual fantasies played by women in calypsos; Obstacles to women entering professional calypsos; Factors to be considered by women to interrupt the discourse of male dominance in popular songs.


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