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Tambú

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Tambú is an African-inspired music and dance ritual that developed during slavery on the islands of the Netherlands Antilles. Although Bonaire and Aruba lay a certain amount of claim to the Tambú, in the modern era it is most often...

Tumba

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Tumba is a genre unique to Curacao and Aruba. Especially prevalent in Curacao, it is widely treated and discussed as the musical genre most emblematic of the island. Sharing many characteristics of the son-related genres (such as the salsas...

Dande

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The dande (dan-day) is a New Year’s greeting in the Caribbean island of Aruba with musical accompaniment performed by groups of traveling musicians who are also called ‘dandes.’ A form unique to Aruba, with roots stretching back...

Antillean Waltz

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Antillean waltz originated on the island of Curaçao and is popular today in Aruba and Bonaire as well. Its history begins in the 1880s, when Curaçao’s Dutch began importing a type of German mechanical barrel organ – called...

Seú

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Seú is a harvest ritual that emerged on Curaçao during slavery. Due to shortcomings of climate and poor soil conditions, Curaçao never became a true plantation island, but, rather, a lucrative slave depot. Of the many Africans who...

Grenada

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 89,258 (2003) Grenada is located in the Windward Islands in the southern half of the archipelago known as the Grenadines in the West Indies. The island is approximately 90 miles (145 km) northeast of Trinidad...

Rosario

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 906,004 (2001); metropolitan area – 1,159,004 (2001) Located 195 miles (312 km) north of Buenos Aires on the Paraná River, Rosario is a large city with a harbor from which cereals...

Aruba

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 90,506 (2000) The small Caribbean island of Aruba is 20 miles (32 km) long and 6 miles (10 km) across at its widest point. It is located in the southern Caribbean, 19 miles (30 km) north of the Venezuelan...

Netherlands Antilles

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Populations: Curasao: 130,627 (2001); Bonaire: 16,000 (2001); St Maarten: 41,000 (2001); St Eustatius: 2,900 (2001); Saba: 1,200 (2001) The Netherlands Antilles comprises five islands in the Caribbean (Aruba separated...