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Chouval Bwa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The term chouval bwa encompasses two musical genres: traditional and modern chouval bwa. ‘ Chouval bwa’ is Creole for ‘wooden horse’ (cheval bois) or merry-go-round. On the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the French Antilles...

Mazouk

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Creole mazouk (or masouc), also called lakonmèt in St-Lucia, and mazouka in Martinique and Guadeloupe, is a dance music of the Lesser Antilles that emerged in the nineteenth century. It derives in part from the mazurka, a dance...

Zouk

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Based on interactive pan-African and Caribbean rhythms and melodic patterns, zouk is an urban song of social commentary or love. First developed by three musicians from Guadeloupe in 1978 in Paris, zouk was not performed live until 1982...

Bele

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bele is a widespread term in the Creole-speaking Caribbean, and refers to a number of folk or traditional dances and their associated music found from Trinidad to Grenada, Carriacou, St Lucia, Martinique, Dominica and St Thomas (Gerstin...

Guadeloupe

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 440,189 (2003) Guadeloupe is the name for a small group of French Caribbean islands that includes Basse-Terre (or Guadeloupe per se), Grande-Terre, Îles des Saintes, Marie-Galante, La Désirade, Saint Martin...

Dominica

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 69,655 (2003) Dominica is an island nation with an area of 290 sq miles (750 sq km) that forms part of the Windward Island chain in the eastern Caribbean. The island’s mountainous interior is covered by rain...

Martinique

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 381,427 (1999) Martinique is a French island in the Windward group of the West Indies, located between St Lucia to the south and Dominica to the north. It was first visited by Christopher Columbus in 1504...

Biguine

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The biguine is the most renowned dance music of French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique, three overseas departments of France located in the Caribbean. In this region, the term ‘biguine’ denotes an urban song of social comment and dance...

Calypso

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The calypso is a song-dance complex which evolved in urban Trinidad in the latter decades of the nineteenth century. It is the product of the continual cross-fertilizations of several kindred West African musics and neo-African hybrids...

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...