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...While a more prominent diaspora had already introduced Jamaican music to the British mainstream, in 1969 Desmond Dekker became the first Jamaican artist performing Jamaican music to have a Top 10 single in the United States. Born Desmond...

Buru

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Buru is a multifaceted set of Jamaican cultural practices that evolved into two fairly distinct but parallel traditions, one involving a combination of masquerade, dance and music, and the other involving processional music (drumming...

Pukkumina

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Pukkumina (also known as Pocomania, Poco, Pukkumina and Pukumina) is a Jamaican neo-African religion that emerged in the mid-1800s concurrent with the wave of fundamental Christianity that spread across the United States in the late 1850s...

Rocksteady

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Reggae

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Reggae is a music and dance style that emerged in Jamaica between late 1967 and mid-1968, ultimately attracting widespread global audiences to Jamaican music and dance culture. Reggae music’s main characteristics include a slow tempo (60...

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...

The Caribbean Islands

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: ca. 39,700,000 (2001) The Caribbean Islands comprise an archipelago of 14 distinct countries and several more US and European protectorates. In some respects, the islands are best regarded culturally...