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Kawina

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Kawina is a percussion-based style of recreational music associated with the Creoles of Suriname. Creoles are one of two Afro-Surinamese populations, distinguished from the Maroons, or ‘Bosnegers,’ in that the former are descended from...

Aleke

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Aleke is a drum-based dance music associated with the Ndyuka Maroons, who occupy the border between Suriname and French Guyana. The Ndyuka are one of six subgroups of Maroons in this region. The term Maroon (and likewise the indigenous term...

Bigi Poku

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bigi poku (spelled bigi pokoe in Dutch) is a secular Surinamese music developed by the Creoles, the descendants of African slaves, who live primarily along the country’s more populous northern coastline. The genre was developed in the 1930s...

Suriname

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 435,449 (2003) Suriname, formerly Dutch Guiana, is located on the Atlantic coast in the northeastern part of South America. It is bordered to the east by French Guiana, to the south by Brazil and to the west...