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Gagá

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Mizik Rasin

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Mizik rasin is a roots music that emerged in the 1980s, which brought traditional Afro-Haitian music, especially the music of rara (Haitian Carnival music) and Vodou, together with popular music. The movement was influenced, in large part...

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...

Méringue (Haiti)

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Méringue is a creolized genre of Haitian music and dance that emerged in the 19th century that descended from the contredanse via the carabinier. Indeed, by the beginning of the 20th century, the méringue superseded the contredanse...

Konpa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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...

Haiti

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The popular music from the Republic of Haiti, which forms the western portion of the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola, has played a unique and influential role in popular music from the Caribbean. Its music, like its culture, comes from...

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...

Konpa

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Konpa refers to a style of Haitian music that developed in the 1950s and evolved into the 1980s through different manifestations, which include the genres of konpa direk, kadans ranpa, and mini djaz, to eventually become influential...

Rara

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Caribbean Religions and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...