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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...

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Ringbang

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Guyanese music composer, record producer and entrepreneur Eddy Grant coined the term ‘ringbang’ to define a style of Caribbean music that emerged from his Blue Wave Studio in Barbados around 1994 and spread throughout the southern...

Soca

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Soca is a style of popular dance music that emerged in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1970s and went on to become the dominant form of dance music in that country, particularly during the annual Carnival. The goal of the musicians who were...

Tropipop

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Tropipop, short for tropical pop music, appeared in 1993 in Colombia when singer Carlos Vives combined elements from traditional musica tropical (tropical music) with different aspects of pop, rock, soca and the international...

Anguilla

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 12,738 (2003) Anguilla, the most northerly of the eastern Caribbean’s Leeward Islands, possesses a diverse history. Anguilla’s first inhabitants included...

St Lucia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 157,775 (2001) St Lucia is one of the Windward Islands, a chain of predominantly volcanic islands in the south of the Antillean archipelago. The islands include two French territories (Guadeloupe...

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...

Antigua and Barbuda

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 67,897 (2003) Measuring 14 miles (22.5 km) by 11 miles (18 km), Antigua is the largest of the former British Leeward Islands. The Siboney were the first to inhabit Antigua, in 2400 B.C. They were followed by the Arawaks,...