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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...

Dominican Republic

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

Continuum, 2016

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... Paul Austerlitz . 1997. Merengue: Dominican Music and Dominican Identity . Philadelphia : Temple University Press....

Vodou-Jazz

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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2

...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...

Merengue

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

4

... to the Afro-Dominican luá, or spirit, Ogun Balendyo, ‘Suero de amor.’ Bibliography Paul Austerlitz . 1997. Merengue: Dominican Music and Dominican Identity...

Konpa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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2

...Konpa (in Haitian Creole, compas; in French, literally, ‘beat’) has been the predominant form of popular music in Haiti since 1955, when bandleader Nemours Jean-Baptiste coined the term konpa-dirèk to describe his novel style. A competing...