PhD defense: Calypso Music, Identity and Social Influence:The Trinidadian Experience
On Tuesday 22 November 2016 at 4.15 PM Clarence Charles will publicly defend his dissertation entitled Calypso Music, Identity and Social Influence:The Trinidadian Experience at the Academiegebouw in Leiden!
This study has sought to establish links between calypso music and the construction and maintenance of identities, and to locate the genre as a mechanism (or as part of a broader mechanism) that has exerted on-going social influence within Trinidadian society and by assimilation within global communities. It has chronicled the evolution of calypso music from its emergence in Trinidad to recent times, and has highlighted contingent institutions, peculiar traditions, and salient trends and events that have shaped the socio-political and cultural landscape there during the colonial and post-colonial periods.
22 November 2016 at 4.15 PM
Academy Building of Leiden University
Rapenburg 73, Leiden
21 November 2016 at 5.30 PM
Scheltema, Marktsteeg 1 Leiden
Prof. dr. Joep Bor,
Professor by special appointment of Extra European Performing Arts, Leiden University
Dr. Wim van der Meer,
University of Amsterdam