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Ska

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... instances, inaccurate. Ska innovators, however, insist that nyabinghi – Rastafarian music and rituals – was central to ska’s birth (McCarthy 2007, 167). Oswald ‘Count Ossie’ Williams, a Rasta drummer who was the prime originator...

Reggae

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... beat (White 1982c, 38; Ehrlich 1982, 55). See McCarthy (2007, 64–7) regarding different terminology for sounds in-between beats. Afterbeats are also accented in Jamaican folk and religious music and dances, such as mento and Revival hymns...

Mento

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... J. K. Leonard McCarthy 2007. ‘The Significance of Corporeal Factors and Choreographic Rhythms in Jamaican Popular Music Between 1957–1981 (Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae), with an Historical &...

Dub

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Jamaican dub is a subgenre of reggae involving the remixing of recordings. First developed in the 1950s by Jamaican DJs in Kingston dance halls run by companies nicknamed ‘sound systems’ (Barrow and Dalton 2004, 11–18; Davis 1982; Stolzoff...

Nyabinghi

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... structures (McCarthy 2007, 164). Most lyrics are adapted from, or similar to, the Christian hymns upon which most songs are derived, with an emphasis on Jamaican Creole linguistic expressions and Rastafarian imagery and metaphors. Adapted songs...

Pukkumina

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... Brought Me Out,’ from The Pentecostal Hymnal, transcribed in Hopkin 1978, 37–8 and McCarthy 2007, 153). Although sung in English, Jamaican Creole pronunciation altered accents and word groupings, often substituting West or Central African...

Rocksteady

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

3

... in Caribbean Nights [1986]), Luke Ehrlich (1982), McCarthy (2007) and White (1984). Although rocksteady initially emerged as a variant of ska, it differs from ska in terms of tempo, rhythmic approach and orchestration. Tempos are between 85...

Jamaica

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,695, 867 (2003) Jamaica is an island of 4,411 sq miles (11,425 sq km) located in the northern Caribbean. Its nearest neighbors are Cuba and Haiti. The capital of Jamaica is Kingston. ‘Kingston’ usually...