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Vaigat

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Vaigat is a Greenlandic version of US swing. Named after the Vaigat-Strait near Disco Island on Greenland’s west coast, Vaigat developed during the 1950s when the swing and popular songs that were heard on the radio from the US military...

Kalattuut

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

3

...Kalattuut is the collective name for Greenlandic folk dances with European roots. The word ‘Kalattuut,’ the plural of ‘Kalattooq,’ means ‘something genuinely Greenlandic.’ Based on dances such as the polka, the schottisch and the reel...