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Encyclopedia > Caribbean music

The music of the Caribbean is a diverse grouping of musical genres. They are each syntheses of African, European, Indian and native influences. Some of the styles to gain wide popularity outside of the Caribbean include reggae, zouk, salsa and calypso. Music is conceptual time expressed in the structures of tones and silence. ... Central America and the Caribbean (detailed pdf map) The Caribbean, (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Dutch: Cariben or Caraïben, or more commonly Antillen) or the West Indies, is a group of islands and countries which are in or border the Caribbean Sea which lies on... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Africa is a large and diverse continent, consisting of dozens of countries, hundreds of languages and thousands of races, tribes and ethnic groups. ... The music of Europe includes the music of Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. ... Zouk is a style of rhythmic music originating from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. ... Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Caribbean and Latin genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos abroad. ... Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in the British and French colonial islands of the Caribbean at about the start of the 20th century. ...

Junkanoo is a street parade with music, which occurs in many towns across the Bahamas every Boxing Day (December 26) and New Years Day. ... An abwe or chekeré is a musical Cuba that uses gourds. ... The batá is a double-headed drum shaped like an hourglass with one cone larger than the other. ... Batá-rumba is a form of Rumba music popular mainly in Cuba. ... The bolero is a type of dance and musical form. ... For the dance, see Cha-cha-cha (dance). ... A charanga is a Cuban orchestra composed of piano, strings, vocals, flute and Cuban musical style characterized by this kind of orchestration. ... Conga music is a style of Cuban music used to dance Conga. ... A comparsa (conga de comparsa) is the band which plays a conga during a Cuban Carnival celebration. ... Danzón is the official music of Cuba, and derives from a European-influenced ballroom dance played by Cuban ensembles. ... Habanera is an adjective meaning from Havana (also known as La Habana), Cuba. ... For other uses, see Mambo (disambiguation). ... Nueva trova was a movement in Cuban music that emerged in the mid-1960s. ... Rumba is both a family of music rhythms and a dance style that originated in Africa and traveled via the slave trade to Cuba and the New World. ... Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Caribbean and Latin genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos abroad. ... Arsenio Rodríguez initially developed son montuno from son. ... Timba is the Cuban variant of salsa music, and is often understood to be a sub-category of salsa. ... The abbreviation UPA has several meanings: United Productions of America, USA-based animation studio Ukrayinska Povstanska Armia (Ukrainian Insurgent Army), a Ukrainian nationalist partisan organization during and after the World War II Uralic Phonetic Alphabet United Progressive Alliance A political coalition ruling India, as of 2005 University Preparatory Academy of... Anthem: Himno di Kòrsou Capital Willemstad Area  - Total  - % water (Not ranked) 450 km² Negligible Population  - Total  - Density 173,400 (2006) 391/km² Curaçao (pronounced [kurasão]) is an island in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela. ... Tumba can mean: Tumba - a town in Botkyrka, Sweden Tumba Bruk - printer of the Swedish krona banknotes, located in Tumba Tumba (music) - a native musical form to Curaçao This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Zumbi (1655 - November 20, 1695, pronounced: ) was the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares, in the present-day state of Alagoas, Brazil. ... Wals may refer to one of the following. ... In modern Dominica, calypso, zouk and reggae are popular, along with imported soca and rock and roll, and the indigenous jing ping sound. ... Bachata is a form of music and dance that originated in the countryside and rural marginal neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic. ... Merengue can mean either: A style of music originating in the Dominican Republic; see merengue (music) A related style of dance; see merengue (dance) A style of vallenato music from Colombia See also meringue, a type of dessert (which is called merengue in Spanish). ... Look up Salve in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Salve is a medical ointment used to soothe the eyes or other body surface. ... Cadence rampa is a variety of music from the Carribean country Haiti. ... Konpa direct, also known as compas direct, or Kompa, is an Haitian genre consisting of a combination of folklore, Tipico, Cuban and African rhythms. ... Merengue can mean either: A style of music originating in the Dominican Republic; see merengue (music) A related style of dance; see merengue (dance) A style of vallenato music from Colombia See also meringue, a type of dessert (which is called merengue in Spanish). ... Originating in Haiti, rara music mixes percussion instruments, saxophones, and bamboo trumpets, while weaving in funk and reggae basslines. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dub is a form of Jamaican music, which developed in the early 1970s. ... For the Sade album, Lovers Rock, see Lovers Rock Lovers Rock is Britains main contribution to reggae. ... Mento is a style of Jamaican folk music that predates and has greatly influenced reggae music. ... Raggamuffin music (usually abbreviated as ragga) is a subgenre of dancehall reggae in which the instrumentation primarily consists of electronic music; sampling often serves a prominent role in raggamuffin music as well. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. ... Rocksteady is the name given to a style of music popular in Jamaica between 1966 and 1968. ... Roots reggae is the name given to Rastafarian reggae music from Jamaica which evolved from Ska and Rocksteady and was made famous outside the Caribbean by the legendary singer/songwriter Bob Marley. ... Ska is a form of Jamaican music which began in the early 1960s. ... Biguine is a style of music that originated in Martinique in the 19th century. ... Kadans is a French Creole music genre, which started off in Haiti and developed in the French islands. ... Zouk is a style of rhythmic music originating from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. ... Bomba is a musical expression created in Puerto Rico. ... The Danza is an enclosed sandwich originally created by Polish Deli owner Neb Brasky in Lincoln, Nebraska circa 1987. ... Decima is a style of octosyllabic, 10-line poetry. ... Plena is a traditional form of Puerto Rican music. ... Reggaeton is a form of dance music which became popular with Latin American youth during the late 1990s and spread to North American, European, Japanese, and Filipino audiences during the first few years of the 21st century. ... Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Caribbean and Latin genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos abroad. ... Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in the British and French colonial islands of the Caribbean at about the start of the 20th century. ... Chut-Kai-pang is a cross between Trinidad’s traditional Christmas music, parang, sung in Spanish with Venezuelan rhythms, has merged with the calypso and chutney styles to create a form known as Chut-kai-pang. ... Chutney music is a form of music indigenous to the southern Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname) which derives elements from soca and Hindi film songs. ... In Trinidad and Tobago, Chutney-soca music is a crossover style of music incorporating soca elements and Hindi-English lyrics with Indian instruments like the dholak and dhantal. ... Steelpan (also known as Pan or Steel drum, and sometimes collectively with the musicians as a Steelband) is a musical instrument and a form of music originating in Trinidad West Indies. ... Parang is a style of music played in Trinidad and Tobago during the Christmas season. ... Pichakaree (or pichakaaree) is an Indo-Trinidadian musical form which originated in Trinidad and Tobago. ... Rapso is a formas of Trinidadian music that grew out of the social unrest of the 1970s. ... Soca is a dance music which is a mix of Trinidads calypso and Indian music and rhythms, especially chutney music -- it is not, as is often said, a fusion of soul and calypso. ... Steelpan (also known as Pan or Steel drum, and sometimes collectively with the musicians as a Steelband) is a musical instrument and a form of music originating in Trinidad West Indies. ...

See also

Caribana is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions held each summer in the city of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... Caribbean Carnival is an event that takes place in many of the Caribbean islands annually. ...

External links

  • Caribbean music radio stations

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NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Caribbean music (1729 words)
The music of the Caribbean is a diverse grouping of musical genres.
Raggamuffin music (usually abbreviated as ragga) is a subgenre of dancehall reggae in which the instrumentation primarily consists of electronic music; sampling often serves a prominent role in raggamuffin music as well.
Caribbean music originated from the Caribbean Islands, also known as the West Indies, and is a mixture of West African and European predominantly Spanish influences.
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