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Dancehall in Europe

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Dancehall, sometimes also known as ragga or ragamuffin, is a genre of music and dance that emerged from reggae in the ghetto areas of Kingston, Jamaica, during the late 1970s. In Europe, dancehall’s popularity began to grow...

Miami Bass

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Miami bass is a subgenre of hip-hop music which emerged among African-American musicians in southern Florida during the 1980s. It acquired the name because of its heavy emphasis on a booming bass quality created by the ‘kick drum’ (bass...

Jungle

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Jungle is a genre of dance music which evolved in Britain in the early 1990s. It is closely related to drum and bass (see separate entry) and the two terms are often used to refer to two stages of the identical phenomenon, jungle being...

Dancehall

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Dancehall (known as ragga in some places in the Caribbean and in Britain) is a style of music that emerged in the urban ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, during the late 1970s. Dancehall is distinctively different from its predecessor, reggae...

Pukkumina

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Pukkumina (also known as Pocomania, Poco, Pukkumina and Pukumina) is a Jamaican neo-African religion that emerged in the mid-1800s concurrent with the wave of fundamental Christianity that spread across the United States in the late 1850s...

Antigua and Barbuda

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 67,897 (2003) Measuring 14 miles (22.5 km) by 11 miles (18 km), Antigua is the largest of the former British Leeward Islands. The Siboney were the first to inhabit Antigua, in 2400 B.C. They were followed by the Arawaks,...

Reggae

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Reggae is a music and dance style that emerged in Jamaica between late 1967 and mid-1968, ultimately attracting widespread global audiences to Jamaican music and dance culture. Reggae music’s main characteristics include a slow tempo (60...

Barbados

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 277,264 (2003) Barbados is situated within the Caribbean archipelago and is the easternmost island of the West Indies. It is a relatively flat country of approximately 166 sq miles (430 sq km), its highest...

Cajun Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The Cajuns of southern Louisiana developed a unique music that reflects their Francophone culture while also exhibiting strong influences from blues, jazz and particularly country music. Cajun music’s most distinctive elements include...