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Mango Time: Folk Songs of Jamaica

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Mango Time: Folk Songs of Jamaica draws from the wealth of Jamaica’s folk music – the music of the Jamaican people which, with its colourful range of forms, reflects the way of life of individuals or entire communities

Author: Noel Dexter, Godfrey Taylor

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Jamaica has a rich musical heritage spanning a diversity of styles and forms. Throughout the island’s modern history, music has played a significant role in the social, political and economic life of its people. Mango Time: Folk Songs of Jamaica draws from the wealth of Jamaica’s folk music – the music of the Jamaican people which, with its colourful range of forms, reflects the way of life of individuals or entire communities. There are religious songs and secular songs; songs for marriage, birth, death and all rites of passage. There are songs for work and songs for play; songs of upliftment and hope, and songs of derision and despair; songs which tell of small happenings in remote villages and songs which give epic accounts of significant happenings in the island’s history. In all these, the Jamaican folk song gives voice to the heart, soul and experience of the Jamaican people.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 8 in
ISBN:

978-976-637-877-6

Pages:

152

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

2007

Additional Information:

Illustrations

About the Author

Noel Dexter is a noted musicologist having written and arranged music and developed choral and individual voices for over 60 years. He has written music for the Jamaican National Pantomime, hymns for the Anglican and Methodist Churches and has been the longest serving director of the University Singers while lending his talents to other choirs.

Godfrey Taylor is an accomplished church musician and former musical director. He has been a church organist since 1973 and has taught music for a number of years.

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