“UNTIMELY PARTICIPATION AND COLONIAL AESTHETICS IN WILDERS MUSIC”
BY: JESSICA SWANSTON BAKER
Monday, December 4, 2017
8417 Sewell Social Science (take lakeside elevators), Sewell Social Sciences
In the eastern Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, wilders, a contemporary popular music genre, is imagined and discussed as “too fast.” And while discursive categorization of the genre posits the sounds— the rhythms and the melodies—as unfolding at an excessively fast rate, the musicians, too, are regarded as being out of sync.