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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...

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...

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...

Panama

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,800,000 (2000) Panama is the southernmost of the Central American republics, a former province of Colombia that now abuts Panama’s eastern border; Costa Rica borders the west. The territory forms...

Afro-Dominican Fusion

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Afro-Dominican fusion is a musical movement which arose in the Dominican Republic in the late 1970s, and continues with transnational dimensions in the new millennium. Fueled by an intellectual and artistic counterculture and a wave...

Haiti

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 7,500,000 (2004) Though Haiti has an especially vibrant and creative popular music scene, it has never had the global impact that one associates with its Caribbean neighbors, such as Cuba, Jamaica, or Trinidad...

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...