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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...

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...