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Teatro Danzante Cocolo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the Dominican Republic, cocolo is a term for black migrant workers from the anglophone Lesser Antilles, including St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and others. Tens of thousands of cocolos were...

Sarandunga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Sarandunga is a three-part complex of Afro-Dominican music and dance performed for the late-June celebration of San Juan Bautista in the southcentral city of Bani. The instruments and rhythms of sarandunga, and the organization of the black...

Tonada de Toros

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Tonadas de toros (bull songs) are unaccompanied improvisatory songs structured by alternating solo and chorus within a poetic rhyme scheme and are associated with the extensive pilgrimage networks concentrated in the eastern provinces...

Caribbean Religions and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...The intersection of popular music styles and various Caribbean religious traditions dates back to the colonial era. From the fifteenth through to the twentieth centuries, the modern Caribbean population and demographic picture developed....

Palos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Since the late eighteenth century, palos long drumming has been associated with black religious brotherhoods (cofradías) in the Dominican Republic, especially their funeral rites and velaciones, or annual patron saint festivities. While...

Danza

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Danza is generally understood as a nineteenth-century urban Caribbean derivative of contradances introduced from Europe around the late eighteenth century. In various ways, local composers integrated imported contradance forms with elements...

Bachata

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bachata is a popular guitar-based music from the Dominican Republic that arose in the early 1960s in the urban shantytowns of the nation’s capital, Santo Domingo. Long associated with the poorest and most uneducated members of society...

Bouyon

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bouyon is a dance music genre that originated in Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean toward the end of the 1980s. It was created by the Dominican band WCK by combining elements from jing ping, the traditional folk music...

Merengue

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The Spanish term merengue and its Haitian Creole cognate mereng or méringue refer to stylistically distinct dance musics performed in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Venezuela and Colombia. Together, these styles can be considered...

Dominican Republic

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 8,715,602 (2003) The Dominican Republic shares with Haiti a Caribbean island, situated between Cuba and Puerto Rico, which Christopher Columbus claimed for the Spanish crown in 1493. The island’s western third was ceded...