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...With his group, the HD Family, Machel Montano brought Trinidadian soca music from its origin in marginalized communities onto the global stage of international dance music. Born in 1974 in Trinidad and Tobago, Montano sang in the choir...

Parang

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In Trinidad and Tobago, parang denotes an array of several kinds of music related to the Christmas period that display special musical characteristics common in the Hispanic Caribbean. The vital instruments are the cuatro (small Renaissance...

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Grenada

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 89,258 (2003) Grenada is located in the Windward Islands in the southern half of the archipelago known as the Grenadines in the West Indies. The island is approximately 90 miles (145 km) northeast of Trinidad...

Trinidad and Tobago

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,104,209 (2003) Trinidad and Tobago is a twin-island nation. Trinidad, the southernmost of the Caribbean islands, is located just off the northeast coast of Venezuela and covers 1,864 sq miles (4,828 sq km...

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...