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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...

Méringue (Mereng)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Méringue (French), or mereng in Haitian Kreyòl, is an iconic Haitian music genre that developed from the legacy of social dance in the Caribbean in the nineteenth century. Its long history and popularity among diverse social strata has led...

Konpa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Konpa (in Haitian Creole, compas; in French, literally, ‘beat’) has been the predominant form of popular music in Haiti since 1955, when bandleader Nemours Jean-Baptiste coined the term konpa-dirèk to describe his novel style. A competing...

Racin

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In the 1970s and 1980, a wave of ‘racin’ (roots) music arose in Haiti. Racin combined traditional melodies and rhythms borrowed from the Vodou religion with instrumentation and other elements of rock and progressive jazz. Alive...

Rara

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Rara is a parading musical festival originating in Haiti, also practiced in Haitian diasporic communities in the USA and Canada. (In the Dominican Republic the festival is known as Gagá, and is practiced by Dominican groups in New York...

Vodou Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Vodou music refers to a body of sacred dance music that developed its present character in Haiti in the years leading up to and following Haitian independence (1804). Contemporary Haitians perform it for ceremonies in Haiti and throughout...

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....

Twoubadou

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Twoubadou (from the French troubadour) is a term originally used to denote rural Haitian music that blends elements of Cuban string band music with those of Haitian topical song, a phenomenon that emerged in the early twentieth century....

Changüí

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Changüí is a music and dance genre primarily performed in the city of Guantánamo, Cuba and throughout the rural regions of the province such as Yateras, Manuel Tames, El Salvador and Las Cidras, among many others. To a lesser extent...

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...