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Rapso

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Rapso is a style of speech-song that emerged in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1970s and went on to become an important platform for social commentary in addition to older forms of calypso. Although widely considered to be simply a blending...

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

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...