Parameters and Peripheries of Culture: Interpreting Maroon Music and Dance in Paramaribo, Suriname [Hardback]

Corinna Campbell (Author)

ISBN: 9780819579546 | Published by: Wesleyan University Press | Series: Music/Culture | Year of Publication: 2020 | Language: English 250p, H216 x W140 (mm) 25 images, 15 tables and graphs

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Parameters and Peripheries of Culture


How do people in an intensely multicultural city live alongside one another while maintaining clear boundaries? This question is at the core of Parameters and Peripheries of Culture, which illustrates how the Maroons (descendants of escaped slaves) of Suriname, on the northern coast of South America, have used culture-representational performance to sustain their communities within Paramaribo, the capital. Focusing on three collectives known locally as “cultural groups,” which specialize in the music and dance traditions of the Maroons, it marks a vital contribution to knowledge about the cultural map of the African diaspora in South America, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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