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Tumba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Tumba is a genre unique to Curacao and Aruba. Especially prevalent in Curacao, it is widely treated and discussed as the musical genre most emblematic of the island. Sharing many characteristics of the son-related genres (such as the salsas...

Antillean Waltz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The Antillean waltz originated on the island of Curaçao and is popular today in Aruba and Bonaire as well. Its history begins in the 1880s, when Curaçao’s Dutch began importing a type of German mechanical barrel organ – called...

Dande

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The dande (dan-day) is a New Year’s greeting in the Caribbean island of Aruba with musical accompaniment performed by groups of traveling musicians who are also called ‘dandes.’ A form unique to Aruba, with roots stretching back...

Aruba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 90,506 (2000) The small Caribbean island of Aruba is 20 miles (32 km) long and 6 miles (10 km) across at its widest point. It is located in the southern Caribbean, 19 miles (30 km) north of the Venezuelan...

Netherlands Antilles

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Populations: Curasao: 130,627 (2001); Bonaire: 16,000 (2001); St Maarten: 41,000 (2001); St Eustatius: 2,900 (2001); Saba: 1,200 (2001) The Netherlands Antilles comprises five islands in the Caribbean (Aruba separated...