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Ringbang

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Guyanese music composer, record producer and entrepreneur Eddy Grant coined the term ‘ringbang’ to define a style of Caribbean music that emerged from his Blue Wave Studio in Barbados around 1994 and spread throughout the southern...

Shanto

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Guyanese musician Bill Rogers (Augustus Hinds, 1906–84) is credited with the creation of the term ‘shanto’ during the late 1920s. A conflation of shanty and calypso was intended to mark the distinctiveness of a popular Guyanese style....

Chutney

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Chutney emerged as a popular Indian-Caribbean musical genre in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Surinam during the 1970s. By the 1990s chutney had been established as a medium through which questions about identity, politics, diaspora...

Eddy Grant

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...Within the British Caribbean diaspora, Eddy Grant emerged as a pioneering artist and ideological figure. Born in British Guiana in 1948, Grant grew up singing the native musical form known as tan. In 1960 he joined his parents, who had...

Guyana

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 867,300 (2000) Guyana is located on the northeastern coast of South America, bordered by Suriname to the east, Brazil to the south and Venezuela to the west. It has a tropical climate, and the majority of the population...

Calypso

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The calypso is a song-dance complex which evolved in urban Trinidad in the latter decades of the nineteenth century. It is the product of the continual cross-fertilizations of several kindred West African musics and neo-African hybrids...

The Caribbean Islands

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: ca. 39,700,000 (2001) The Caribbean Islands comprise an archipelago of 14 distinct countries and several more US and European protectorates. In some respects, the islands are best regarded culturally...