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Chutney Mix 2021



Chutney music is a popular genre in Trinidad, Guyana, and the Caribbean. It is a fusion of Indian Bhojpuri and Trini Calypso music. The main instruments are the dholak, harmonium, tassa, and dhantal. It is thought to have developed in the 1940s. Chutney music has strong contributions to Indo-Caribbean society, namely: preserving Indo-Caribbean culture, fostering unity, and promoting women rights.


For more on women Chutney singers, please read: https://www.westindiandiplomacy.com/post/the-international-value-of-female-chutney-singers.


Melissa D. Goolsarran Ramnauth, Esq. is a trademark and business attorney. She writes weekly articles on West Indian history and politics to raise awareness of the past, and educate the Caribbean diaspora on the need for legal contracts and trademarks.


She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, a minor degree in History that focused on the slavery and indentured servitude eras, a minor degree in Criminology, and a Juris Doctor degree.


MDGR Law, P.A.

(754) 800-4481

melissa@mdgrlaw.com

www.mdgrlaw.com


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