Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 4, 2004 - Music - 217 pages
From the sounds of reggae in the Caribbean to the dance club beat of Ibiza, islands tend to develop a unique musical culture. What does the music of Cuba or Trinidad tell us about the islands themselves and their inhabitants? Is there something unique about island music? How does island music differ from its mainland counterparts? What is the role of "world music," global tourism, films, and travel writing in constructing a fanciful image of island life? Drawing on a range of examples from around the globe, this book examines the culture of island music and offers insight into local identities.