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Aleke

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Aleke is a drum-based dance music associated with the Ndyuka Maroons, who occupy the border between Suriname and French Guyana. The Ndyuka are one of six subgroups of Maroons in this region. The term Maroon (and likewise the indigenous term...

Kaseko

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Kaseko is one of the most well-known popular musical genres from Suriname. This dance music was created by the Creoles, descendants of former slaves living primarily along the Surinamese coast. In the early twenty-first century, however...

Bigi Poku

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bigi poku (spelled bigi pokoe in Dutch) is a secular Surinamese music developed by the Creoles, the descendants of African slaves, who live primarily along the country’s more populous northern coastline. The genre was developed in the 1930s...

Kawina

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Kawina is a percussion-based style of recreational music associated with the Creoles of Suriname. Creoles are one of two Afro-Surinamese populations, distinguished from the Maroons, or ‘Bosnegers,’ in that the former are descended from...

Suripop

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Suripop (or SuriPop) is the name of a biennial song-writing contest in Suriname intended to foster local talent. Since 1982, the year the contest was first held, the term Suripop has become more broadly associated with particular musical...