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Steelband Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The steel pan (or simply pan, also referred to sometimes as steel drum) was invented in Trinidad around 1940 by young men from poor neighborhoods in Port of Spain who used it to play in Carnival percussion bands. Through competition between...

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...

Anguilla

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

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

Montserrat

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 8,995 (2003) The small volcanic island of Montserrat (just 39.5 sq miles [102 sq km]) is located among the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, between Antigua and Guadeloupe. The island was known to its original...

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

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...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...

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,...

Aruba

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 90,506 (2000) The small Caribbean island of Aruba is 20 miles (32 km) long and 6 miles (10 km) across at its widest point. It is located in the southern Caribbean, 19 miles (30 km) north of the Venezuelan...

Netherlands Antilles

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Populations: Curasao: 130,627 (2001); Bonaire: 16,000 (2001); St Maarten: 41,000 (2001); St Eustatius: 2,900 (2001); Saba: 1,200 (2001) The Netherlands Antilles comprises five islands in the Caribbean (Aruba separated...

Trinidad and Tobago

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...