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Ragga Soca

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Ragga soca is a style of popular music that emerged in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1990s and has since become an established subgenre of Trinidadian soca music. Ragga soca has its roots in the overwhelming popularity of dancehall reggae...

Chutney

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Chutney emerged as a popular Indian-Caribbean musical genre in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Surinam during the 1970s. By the 1990s chutney had been established as a medium through which questions about identity, politics, diaspora...

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Parang

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In Trinidad and Tobago, parang denotes an array of several kinds of music related to the Christmas period that display special musical characteristics common in the Hispanic Caribbean. The vital instruments are the cuatro (small Renaissance...

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...

Calypso in the UK

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Emerging in Trinidad in the latter decades of the nineteenth century, calypso was the first music genre to bring the flavor of the Caribbean colonies to the heart of the British Empire through sounds, humor and language. The importance...

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...

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...

Grenada

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 89,258 (2003) Grenada is located in the Windward Islands in the southern half of the archipelago known as the Grenadines in the West Indies. The island is approximately 90 miles (145 km) northeast of Trinidad...