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American CreolesThe Francophone Caribbean and the American South$
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Martin Munro and Celia Britton

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317538

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317200

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‘Fightin’ the Future': Rhythm and Creolization in the Circum-Caribbean

‘Fightin’ the Future': Rhythm and Creolization in the Circum-Caribbean

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(p.113) ‘Fightin’ the Future': Rhythm and Creolization in the Circum-Caribbean
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American Creoles
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Martin Munro

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317200.007

The colonial Caribbean created anti-rhythmic societies that lack the basic rhythmic socialization, an effective means of transgressing social and racial divides. This chapter discusses rhythm as a prominent factor of creolization and as a fundamental element of the circum-Caribbean world. It describes the ways in which rhythm creates a unique social order and culture in the territories of the circum-Caribbean. The chapter focuses on James Brown's rhythmic innovations in the 1960s and examines them in relation to other instances in Haiti, Martinique and Trinidad, where rhythm has been an important factor in moments of social and personal transformation.

Keywords:   Caribbean, rhythmic socialization, rhythm, creolization, circum-Caribbean, James Brown, Haiti, Martinique, Trinidad

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