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Lapo Kabwit

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Lapo kabwit is the homegrown drum and percussion-based street dancing music of Carnival in the Caribbean island of Dominica. The term literally means ‘goatskin,’ a reference to the goatskins used in the making of these drums, and is used...

Bouyon

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bouyon is a dance music genre that originated in Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean toward the end of the 1980s. It was created by the Dominican band WCK by combining elements from jing ping, the traditional folk music...

Cadence-Lypso

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The creation of the genre cadence-lypso is usually credited to the Dominican group ‘Exile One,’ led by singer Gordon Henderson, in the period 1973–4. Henderson defines cadence-lypso as a ‘synthesis of rhythmic patterns, Caribbean...