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Goombay

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Goombay is the term originally used in the Bahamas to designate the musical style that, by the late 1960s, came to be called rake-n-scrape. But even before rake-n-scrape emerged as a new way of describing traditional goombay music...

Junkanoo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bahamian Junkanoo is a festival – including masquerade, dance, music and art – rooted in West African spirituality. It shares at least some connection with similar traditions in Jamaica (Jonkonnu), Belize (Jankunú), North Carolina (John...

Rake-n-Scrape

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The musical style called rake-n-scrape originally accompanied social dancing such as quadrilles and jumping dances in the Bahamas. Rake-n-scrape, however, has not always been known by that name. In fact, from the time of its emergence...

The Bahamas

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 297,582 (2001) The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, an archipelago of some 700 islands, is situated in the Atlantic Ocean just off the southeastern coast of Florida. The Bahamas’ closest Caribbean neighbors are Cuba...