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Vodou-Jazz

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Vodou-jazz developed in Haiti in the 1940s, when local dance bands blended elements borrowed from big band jazz with traditional rhythms and melodies borrowed from the music of the Haitian Vodou religion. It played a significant role...

Vodou Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Vodou music refers to a body of sacred dance music that developed its present character in Haiti in the years leading up to and following Haitian independence (1804). Contemporary Haitians perform it for ceremonies in Haiti and throughout...

Racin

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In the 1970s and 1980, a wave of ‘racin’ (roots) music arose in Haiti. Racin combined traditional melodies and rhythms borrowed from the Vodou religion with instrumentation and other elements of rock and progressive jazz. Alive...

Haiti

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 7,500,000 (2004) Though Haiti has an especially vibrant and creative popular music scene, it has never had the global impact that one associates with its Caribbean neighbors, such as Cuba, Jamaica, or Trinidad...

Afro-Dominican Fusion

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Afro-Dominican fusion is a musical movement which arose in the Dominican Republic in the late 1970s, and continues with transnational dimensions in the new millennium. Fueled by an intellectual and artistic counterculture and a wave...