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Shanto

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Guyanese musician Bill Rogers (Augustus Hinds, 1906–84) is credited with the creation of the term ‘shanto’ during the late 1920s. A conflation of shanty and calypso was intended to mark the distinctiveness of a popular Guyanese style....

Guyana

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 867,300 (2000) Guyana is located on the northeastern coast of South America, bordered by Suriname to the east, Brazil to the south and Venezuela to the west. It has a tropical climate, and the majority of the population...