Theodicy and Lovindeer’s ‘Wild Gilbert’ on Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast

  • Mark Angus Jamieson University of East London and University College London

Abstract

This article considers the impact of Lovindeer's reggae recording 'Wild Gilbert' on the people of eastern Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast who experienced Hurricane Joan in October 1988. Lovindeer's song which was released shortly afterwards offered a humorous account of Hurricane Gilbert providing a theodicy, examined here that made moral sense for the people of Nicaragua affected by Joan at the time and which was still very popular during the period of my first fieldwork in the early 1990s.  

Section
Special section
Published
Feb 6, 2019
How to Cite
Jamieson, M. A. (2019). Theodicy and Lovindeer’s ‘Wild Gilbert’ on Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast. Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, 43(2), 88-91. https://doi.org/10.30676/jfas.v43i2.77628