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Antillean Waltz

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Antillean waltz originated on the island of Curaçao and is popular today in Aruba and Bonaire as well. Its history begins in the 1880s, when Curaçao’s Dutch began importing a type of German mechanical barrel organ – called...

Réunion

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 755,171 (2003) Réunion is a French département (province), and returns deputies and senators to the Paris legislature. Situated to the east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, this volcanic island...

The Bahamas

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 297,582 (2001) The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, an archipelago of some 700 islands, is situated in the Atlantic Ocean just off the southeastern coast of Florida. The Bahamas’ closest Caribbean neighbors are Cuba...

French Guiana

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 157,000 (1999) Located on the northeastern coast of South America, French Guiana, covering 35,135 sq miles (91,000 sq km), is a geographical anomaly. An overseas department of France, it is the only former colony...

Mauritius

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,210,447 (2003) The state of Mauritius is located to the northeast of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, and has a land area of approximately 800 sq miles (2,030 sq km). The capital, Port Louis, has a population...

Banda de Pífanos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The banda de pífanos (fife and drum band) is a traditional instrumental ensemble that has historically occurred throughout the north-east of Brazil, providing music for both religious and secular occasions of the caboclo (mixed Indian...

Liberia

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,317,176 (2003) Liberia is a West African state with a fertile coastal plain, a densely forested central plateau and a mountainous region to the northeast on the border with Guinea. The capital...

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...

Virgin Islands (US)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 125,000 (2003)The Virgin Islands comprise seven major islands (St Croix, St Thomas, St John, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada), and a host of smaller ones. St Thomas, St John, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Virgin Gorda...

St Vincent and the Grenadines

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 116,812 (2003) St Vincent and the Grenadines, a lush, mountainous multi-island nation of some 150 sq miles (389 sq km), lies 200 miles (322 km) north of Venezuela. The original inhabitants...