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Travels With My Trombone

Shukman, Henry

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ISBN 10: 0517593602 / ISBN 13: 9780517593608
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Titel: Travels With My Trombone

Verlag: Crown

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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A musician describes his travels in the Caribbean, discussing carnival in Port of Spain, his quest to share the musical roots of the Caribbean people, and the powerful eroticism, ritual, and mysticism of the region. 12,500 first printing. National ad/promo.

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Thin, uninflected report on several months that English author/musician Shukman (Sons of the Moon, 1990) spent caroming about the Lesser Antilles and the South American highlands of Ecuador and Colombia. Presumably aiming for the picaresque, Shukman allows his narrative to sprawl, piling up irrelevant detail as he offers a largely unrevealing look at the peoples, places, and popular arts of the Caribbean Basin. Eight years earlier, Shukman had spent time in the South American Andes, an experience recorded in his first book. Here, he returns to the tropics, carrying his trombone and hoping to sit in with various bands throughout the area. His first destination is Trinidad--with its highly publicized calypso groups--where, during the pre-Lenten Carnival, he joins an aggregation called the Blue Ventures. The major insight he seems to gain from that experience, though, is that nonstop revelry is exhausting. Shukman next moves north, through the Grenadines to Guadeloupe, where zouk is the current music-of-choice. Then it's on to mountainous Dominica, where the author explores the only Carib Indian reservation in the world. Along his route, he encounters a gallery of island musicians, barely distinguishable from one another--as are the islands themselves--through the author's unfocused prose. There's a sameness, unfortunately, to most of Shukman's experiences: all- night jam sessions, boozy conversations in fly-specked rum shops, sweaty siestas in hot hotel rooms. The author is most successful when he describes a Shango voodoo ceremony he attended in Trinidad, and when he recounts his terror as he's caught in a police round-up in Cartagena, Colombia. These are slim pickings, however, in a dull and disappointing work. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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