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Calypso Limonense

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Calypso limonense is a form of calypso that developed among the Afro-Caribbean population of the port city of Limón on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, and subsequently spread to other parts of the country. From the 1980s it was increasingly...

Palo de Mayo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Palo de mayo (which means May Pole) is the modern reworking of the principal Nicaraguan Creole acoustic folk song form known generically as ‘song,’ but also called ‘mento.’ The clear similarities between Nicaraguan song/mento and Jamaican...

Mento

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Mento (variant, minto), a Jamaican folk music and dance style, originated in the nineteenth century and was the dominant Jamaican popular music style by the early twentieth century. Most mento songs consist of local melodies modeled...

Rocksteady

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Rocksteady (variant, rock steady) music emerged in the Kingston, Jamaica recording studios in the fall of 1966, although the term first referred to a relaxed style of dancing that appeared in Kingston dance halls between 1963 and 1965...

Jamaica

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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...