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Goombay

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Goombay is the term originally used in the Bahamas to designate the musical style that, by the late 1960s, came to be called rake-n-scrape. But even before rake-n-scrape emerged as a new way of describing traditional goombay music...

Blondie

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...Perhaps best known for its disco-joke hit, “Heart of Glass,” Blondie emerged from the New York art-rock scene to become national fashion and music icons. Having emerged from the Stilettoes, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry partnered with Billy...

Guinea-Bissau

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,923,000 (2002) The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is a small coastal delta between Guinea-Conakry and Senegal in West Africa with a land area of 8,250 sq miles (28,120 sq km). The main ethnic groups in the population...

Rake-n-Scrape

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The musical style called rake-n-scrape originally accompanied social dancing such as quadrilles and jumping dances in the Bahamas. Rake-n-scrape, however, has not always been known by that name. In fact, from the time of its emergence...

The Bahamas

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 297,582 (2001) The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, an archipelago of some 700 islands, is situated in the Atlantic Ocean just off the southeastern coast of Florida. The Bahamas’ closest Caribbean neighbors are Cuba...

Sierra Leone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,814,000 (2002) The Republic of Sierra Leone is situated on the West Coast of Africa. It comprises areas of tropical rain forest, a northern savanna-like region, a swampy coastal peninsula, and mountains occupying...

Ghana

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 20,467,747 (2003) The Republic of Ghana is situated in West Africa, adjoining Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and Côte D’Ivoire in the west. The capital, Accra, is situated on the southern coastline....