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French Guiana

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 157,000 (1999) Located on the northeastern coast of South America, French Guiana, covering 35,135 sq miles (91,000 sq km), is a geographical anomaly. An overseas department of France, it is the only former colony...

Guadeloupe

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 440,189 (2003) Guadeloupe is the name for a small group of French Caribbean islands that includes Basse-Terre (or Guadeloupe per se), Grande-Terre, Îles des Saintes, Marie-Galante, La Désirade, Saint Martin...

Bele

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bele is a widespread term in the Creole-speaking Caribbean, and refers to a number of folk or traditional dances and their associated music found from Trinidad to Grenada, Carriacou, St Lucia, Martinique, Dominica and St Thomas (Gerstin...

Biguine

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The biguine is the most renowned dance music of French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique, three overseas departments of France located in the Caribbean. In this region, the term ‘biguine’ denotes an urban song of social comment and dance...

Martinique

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 381,427 (1999) Martinique is a French island in the Windward group of the West Indies, located between St Lucia to the south and Dominica to the north. It was first visited by Christopher Columbus in 1504...

The Caribbean Islands

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: ca. 39,700,000 (2001) The Caribbean Islands comprise an archipelago of 14 distinct countries and several more US and European protectorates. In some respects, the islands are best regarded culturally...