Caribbean Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 4, December

Brown Girl in the Ring: Margarita and Malungu
What jungle tree have you slept under,Midnight dancer of the jazzy hour?What great forest has hung its perfumeLike a sweet veil about your bower?What jungle tree have you slept under,Night-dark girl of the swaying hips?What star-white moon has been your...
Calling All Singers, Musicians and Speechmakers : Mento Aesthetics and Jamaica's Early Recording Industry
IntroductionIn the first half of the twentieth century, Jamaica's music industry lagged behind the rest of the Caribbean. At the same time as Cuban Rumba and Trinidadian Calypso were being recorded, distributed and influencing music from California to...
Ernest Ranglin, Creative Activist, Initiator, Innovator, Living Legend1
I should luce to share with you a personal testament, a personal review of the varied demonstrations of a musical giant, a gentle genius, a great example of what is right about Jamaica. My comments proceed from listening, observation and appreciation,...
Foreword
Caribbean Quarterly, Volume 53, Number 4, December 2007 is a special issue entitled "Pioneering Icons of Jamaican Popular Music. It is a collection of papers written by scholars which present to the reader several features of Jamaican popular Music that...
Forging Identity and Community through Aestheticism and Entertainment: The Sound System and the Rise of the DJ1
There would be times when the records playing would, in my estimation, sound weak, so I'd put in some peps: chick-a-took, chick-a-took, chick-a-took. That created a sensation! So there were times when people went to the record shop and bought those records,...
Introduction
This special issue of Caribbean Quarterly titled Pioneering Icons of Jamaican Popular Music commemorates 50 years of Jamaican popular music and the making f the Jamaican recording industry. The six essays bring fresh ideas and insights into some of the...
Jamaican Folk Medicine - A Source of Healing
Jamaican Folk Medicine - A source of healingby Arvilla Payne-Jackson and Mervyn C Alleyne.The very attractive green used on the cover of this book appears to illuminate a breadfruit leaf (Artocarpus altilis), which the reader soon learns is widely used...
Punching for Recognition: The Juke Box as a Key Instrument in the Development of Popular Jamaican Music
'Too often only half the story is told And the background, the upheavals and changes the island of Jamaica went through just before and since independence, gets forgotten in the face of so much music" Prince BusterThis essay aims to establish the centraiity...
Review of Exploring the Boundaries of Caribbean Creole Languages
Review of Exploring the Boundaries of Caribbean Creole Languages. Editors: Hazel Simmons-McDonald and Ian Robertson. Jamaica etc: University of the West Indies Press,This volume is a tribute to Pauline Christie, a Caribbean linguist who has and continues...
The Social and Aesthetic Roots and Identity of Ska
University of the West Indies at Mona Lecturer, Clinton Hutton (C.H.). talks with Jamaican popular music historian-aesthete Garth White (G.W.) about the formative years of Jamaican popular music and the impact these had on him in shaping his own career...