Women in Jamaican Music

Not Yet Published

$39.95

New 2020 Pre-Order

Available for pre-order / backorder

Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist

About the Book

As the ubiquitous Jamaican musician Bob Marley once famously sang, “half the story has never been told.” This rings particularly true for the little-known women in Jamaican music who comprise significantly less than half of the Caribbean nation’s musical landscape. This book covers the female contribution to Jamaican music and its subgenres through dozens of interviews with vocalists, instrumentalists, bandleaders, producers, deejays and supporters of the arts. Relegated to marginalized spaces, these pioneering women fought for their claim to the spotlight amid oppressive conditions to help create and shape Jamaica’s musical heritage.

About the Author(s)

Heather Augustyn is a continuing lecturer in the English department at Purdue Northwest. She has written seven books on ska and Jamaican music and lives in Northwest Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Heather Augustyn
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8095-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3959-8
Imprint: McFarland