Chutney in Yuh Soca - ACE328.3

1996. Chutney in Yuh Soca - ACE328.3.

TitleChutney in Yuh Soca - ACE328.3
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In00:11:20
Out00:20:33
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Rhoda Reddock, Senior Lecturer, University of The West Indies, talking about the origins of calypso as "a male, African working-class form" which reflected concerns of that group, such as the emergence of Indian men as a force in the economy. Brief excerpts from recording over old photographs, contemporary market scenes, cane-field workers, cinema posters, etc. Afro-Caribbean and Indian dancers. Reddock explains the pejorative term "dougla" as deriving from Hindi and being used in Trinidad to describe the children of mixed African and Indian parents. Chris Garcia’s Chutney Bacchanal promo video. Garcia talking about his mixed background. Garcia in concert. Cecil Fonrose in concert, and talking about singing in English and Hindi. Maharaj says that his organisation advises marriage within the different cultures. Hundu marriage. Hindu singing in an African style. Brother Marvin singing calypso about racial unity. He explains that the song title Jahaaji Bhai (1996) means "brotherhood of the boat" and wants Trinidad to be a united boat. Views of Trinidad. Basdeo Panday, Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago, opens the 1996 Chutney Soca festival. Performances by Marcia Maranda, Ajala, and Rikki Jai. D J Shamoon Mohammed broadcasting and talking about the spread of chutney soca music. Carnival participants. Mohammed VO explaining that this year’s carnival is more welcoming to the East Indian population than in the past because of the inclusion of so much chutney music. Credits.

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