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Kumina

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The term Kumina refers to an Afro-Jamaican ancestral-based religion, as well as the music and dance associated with it. Kumina drumming exerted a great influence on the emergence of Jamaican popular musical forms – ska, rocksteady, reggae –...

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...