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Jonkonnu

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Jonkonnu (also written as John Canoe, Jankanu, Junkanoo, John Kuner) is a music and dance form that includes drama, mime, masking and secrecy and that chronicles the African experience in the New World, and specifically Jamaica....

Junkanoo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bahamian Junkanoo is a festival – including masquerade, dance, music and art – rooted in West African spirituality. It shares at least some connection with similar traditions in Jamaica (Jonkonnu), Belize (Jankunú), North Carolina (John...

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...

Belize

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 266,440 (2003)Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is located in the Yucatán Peninsula, where it borders Mexico to the north and northwest, Guatemala to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Territorial...

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...

Jamaica

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 2,695, 867 (2003) Jamaica is an island of 4,411 sq miles (11,425 sq km) located in the northern Caribbean. Its nearest neighbors are Cuba and Haiti. The capital of Jamaica is Kingston. ‘Kingston’ usually...