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Works for Caribbean Orchestra: Compositions Reflecting the Music of Grenada and the African Caribbean Diaspora

Works for Caribbean Orchestra: Compositions Reflecting the Music of Grenada and the African Caribbean Diaspora

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Title: Works for Caribbean Orchestra: Compositions Reflecting the Music of Grenada and the African Caribbean Diaspora
Author: Ettienne, Kingsley Vincent
Abstract: In this thesis, the music and history of Grenada and the African Caribbean diaspora provided inspiration for compositions featuring a seventeen piece orchestra with an emphasis on form, structure,
harmony, rhythm, melody and dynamics. This research includes four original musical compositions, tailored particularly, to characterize the music of the "Big Drum," a lively ancient dance rite of the island of Carriacou, and "Shango," another African based religion in Grenada, and their influences on calypso, reggae, Latin music, jazz, blues, gospel, soul music, and other sub-genres in the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.
Subject: Caribbean studies
Keywords: Music of Grenada
History of Grenada
Music of the African Caribbean diaspora
Compositions featuring a seventeen piece orchestra
Music of the Big Drum
Shango
Ancient dance rite of Carriacou
African based religion in Grenada
Influences on calypso
Reggae
Latin music
Jazz
Blues
Gospel
Soul music
And other sub-genres in the Afro-Caribbean diaspora
King Dog
Tribute
Shango
Calypso Got Soul Jazz Blues and Rock and Roll
The Velvet Tones Orchestra of Grenada
Joseph Chasteau
Ettienne Music.
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35560
Supervisor: Viswanathan, Sundar
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Program: Music
Exam date: 2018-08-07
Publish on: 2018-11-21

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