Verbal Riddim

Verbal Riddim

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This is the first book-length study of dub poetry, the musical talkover that has been an important part of the reggae scene in Canada, Britain and of course the Caribbean since the 1970's. Christian Habekost 's qualifications for writing such a book are beyond dispute. He is a German poet who has been involved with the dub movement since it began and knows most of its leading figures. As Ranting Chako, he is featured on the LP Dread Poets Society. The bibliography indicates that he has interviewed many of the 43 poet-performers mentioned, often on several occasions. Verbal Riddim, based on his doctoral dissertation at the University of Mannheim, is a successful blend of the performer and the researcher.One way of achieving onomatopoeia in dub poetry is the traditional method of using entire words that aquot;paint the soundaquot; (cf the German term for onomatopoeia, Klangmalerei, ie sound painting).6 The notorious aquot;Lawwwwwwwwdaquot; ... In a unique jazzy style of recitation Joseph skips along the lines of a bebop rhythm, cutting his word Bui muh performance by recurrent imitations of the musical sound of a.

Title:Verbal Riddim
Author:Christian Habekost
Publisher:Rodopi - 1993-01-01


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