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Gagá

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Dominican or Haitian-Dominican Gagá is a Lenten season religious society, appearing first in the 1920s, whose rituals and carnivalesque processions make extensive use of an exuberant style of music and dance, also known as Gagá. Its members...

Congos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...A distinctive and localized variant of Dominican long-drum music (palos), congos are played at funeral rites and the annual patron saint festivities of the black cofradia (religious brotherhood) of Espíritu Santo, situated just...

Jing Ping

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Jing ping is the traditional music of Dominica. It is a generic term which describes the music played by accordion-led ensembles. The term is also used to describe the traditional four-piece accordion-led ensemble itself, as well as its...

Lapo Kabwit

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Lapo kabwit is the homegrown drum and percussion-based street dancing music of Carnival in the Caribbean island of Dominica. The term literally means ‘goatskin,’ a reference to the goatskins used in the making of these drums, and is used...

Salves

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Dominican salves are pieces of non-liturgical religious music performed before an altar or devotional icon. They take their name from the ‘Salve Regina’ of the Spanish medieval liturgy, though the Dominican repertoire and performance style...

Mazouk

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Creole mazouk (or masouc), also called lakonmèt in St-Lucia, and mazouka in Martinique and Guadeloupe, is a dance music of the Lesser Antilles that emerged in the nineteenth century. It derives in part from the mazurka, a dance...

Dominica

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 69,655 (2003) Dominica is an island nation with an area of 290 sq miles (750 sq km) that forms part of the Windward Island chain in the eastern Caribbean. The island’s mountainous interior is covered by rain...

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...

Cadence-Lypso

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The creation of the genre cadence-lypso is usually credited to the Dominican group ‘Exile One,’ led by singer Gordon Henderson, in the period 1973–4. Henderson defines cadence-lypso as a ‘synthesis of rhythmic patterns, Caribbean...