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Caribbean currents : Caribbean music from rumba to reggae

Author: Peter Manuel; Kenneth M Bilby; Michael D Largey
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A guide to the cultural festivals, traditional culture, musical forms, dances, instruments, music education, government institutions concerned with music, and copyright mechanisms in Belize, the Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua and Barbado, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Manuel; Kenneth M Bilby; Michael D Largey
ISBN: 1566393388 9781566393386 1566393396 9781566393393
OCLC Number: 31901290
Description: xvi, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Caribbean at a glance --
Introduction: The Caribbean crucible --
Cuba --
Puerto Rico --
Salsa and beyond --
The Dominican Republic --
Haiti and the French Caribbean --
Jamaica --
Trinidad, calypso, and carnival --
The other Caribbean --
Five themes in the study of Caribbean music.
Responsibility: Peter Manuel with Kenneth Bilby and Michael Largey.
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From the well-known genres salsa, merengue, reggae, calypso, and bachata to localized forms like chutney and kaseko, this book surveys Caribbean music's prodigious diversity and colorful history. It  Read more...

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"[T]he many helpful discographies throughout the book--not to mention the cool photographs!--contribute to making this an essential text on some of the world's most irrepressible rhythms." --Booklist Read more...

 
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