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  NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Caribbean music
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Caribbean-music   (1729 words)

 Caribbean music: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language" (van der merwe 1989, p.3)....
Jamaica is a country in the caribbean sea, located south of cuba and to the west of hispaniola, on which haiti and the dominican republic are situate...
Soca is a dance music which is a mix of trinidads calypso and music of indiaindian music and rhythms, especially chutney music -- it is not, as is...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/caribbean_music.htm   (1684 words)

 Caribbean Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This form of music led to the new form of Caribbean music which was called the reggae.
Reggae music was referred to a `ragged’ form of dance rhythm popular in Jamaica and must have been named after the famous song by Toots and the Maytals, “Do the Raggay”.
This form of music was different from its predecessors, ska and rock steady, due to its association with spirituality and was also called as `roots reggae’.
www.termpapergenie.com /CaribbeanMusic.html   (1290 words)

 Caribbean Music & Dance
Caribbean Music and Dance ceased operations in the fall of 2000.
Caribbean Music and Dance Programs takes people to study and enjoy the music and dance of Cuba.
The course content is similar to the Popular Music and Dance program, but with less of an emphasis on the older traditions and more of an emphasis on the latest developments in Cuban music and dance.
www.afrocubaweb.com /caribmusd.htm   (981 words)

 Guaguanco or Salsa
Even though public dancing was prohibited in the middle of the XVII century, music was still a delight for the people of the Caribbean.
For example: the enslaved people, would en-light their hard work at the plantations, throughout the Caribbean, with songs that were in unison with deep breaths and shouts.
Inside of parties, and life music, with an inventive of its own, has incorporated, raising, invading, conquering masses, to the envy of those whom believed themselves superior to the trivia of this loudness called Salsa.
www.saxakali.com /caribbean/RNay.htm   (3076 words)

 Caribbean Music Resources: Select Bibliographies
The role of music in the emergence of Afro-Cuban culture.
London is the place: Caribbean music in the context of the Empire, 1900-60.
The clave of jazz: A Caribbean contribution to the rhythmic foundation of an African-American music.
aingram.web.wesleyan.edu /carib_biblio.html   (2412 words)

 Caribbean Music: Calypso and Found Percussion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Calypso is a style of music that developed in the West Indies, the islands of the Caribbean.
There is a short, introductory history of Calypso music, a song to learn (or you may prefer to choose a different calypso-style song), percussion rhythms to learn, a "found percussion" activity, and a creative writing activity.
The large Indian population of the island is the result of plantation owners encouraging immigration from India (as replacement workers when they were forced to free their slaves) using misleading promises that led to a kind of indentured servitude.
cnx.rice.edu /content/m11688/latest   (2820 words)

 Caribbean Downloads - Download Caribbean Music - Download Caribbean MP3s
Reggae is a music unique to Jamiaca, but it ironically has its roots in New Orleans R&B. Reggae's direct forefather is ska, an uptempo, rhythmic variation based on the New Orleans R&B Jamaican musicians heard broadcast from the US on their transistor radios.
The Spanish speaking world of the Caribbean has produced a cornicopia of distinct music styles that share much in common with Latin music styles on the North and South American continents and therefore are collected under the umbrella of Latin music.
One of the major figures of early calypso music, Roaring Lion recorded copiously between the 1930s and 1950s, and was instrumental in spreading the international popularity of calypso.
www.mp3.com /caribbean/genre/812/subgenre.html   (4507 words)

 Evolution of Afro Caribbean Music
One of the main forms of music in the Caribbean, which led to the evolution of Caribbean music, is called Calypso.
He added the dholak, tabla and dhantal, combining the music of the two largest ethnic groups in Trinidad, the Africans and East Indians, bringing a new "energetic musical hybrid called Soca." The intoxicating rhythms of Soca became popular amongst the younger generations with this new up beat tempo which was added to Calypso.
While music was evolving to new heights in Trinidad, Jamaica was also caught up in the evolution of music as Reggae becomes Jamaican unique style of music in the 1960's.
www.cariwave.com /Evolution_Afro_Caribbean_Music.htm   (831 words)

 Caribbean and South American Music
The band's high spirits and musical virtuosity will keep you listening and dancing to the record, rendering the wait for their next recording not only tolerable, but positively enjoyable.
The urbanizing, emigrating population of postwar Puerto Rico largely dismissed the seis and aguinaldo as unsophisticated and overly sentimental "hick" music.
Amador, the guitar player and musical director of the band, has penned a song which recounts the flight of Gypsies from Spain and the rise of Rumba as the Gypsies mixed with the Yoruba; indeed, Amador's guitar playing itself serves to anchor the band's Spanish links.
www.rootsworld.com /rw/feature/latin-caribe.html   (3620 words)

 caribbean music Search-e.com | caribbeanmusic
Masters of Caribbean Music explores the musical ideas, influences and relationships in the cultures of the Caribbean Basin and brings to the stage a variety of exciting musical forms representing the...
Quincy & The Saints of Somewhere - Caribbean Music
The reggae music of Jamaica and the Afro-Caribbean traditions of various other islands are some of the most popular genres of music in the world.
www.search-e.com /find/caribbean+music.shtml   (1220 words)

 Reggae & Caribbean Music
Though not strictly focusing on reggae, the title and the photo on the cover of this book (What reggae book doesn't have a picture of Bob Marley on it?) give a good indication that reggae is a major focus.
A concise history of each of the English-speaking Caribbean nations is followed by a summary of each of their carnival traditions, including details of the winners of the various "best song/performer" competitions.
I can't speak for the coverage of calypso, soca, and other Caribbean styles, but as for reggae, notable omissions include Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Shabba Ranks, Don Carlos, Yellowman, Sizzla, Half Pint, and the Mighty Diamonds.
www.reggae-reviews.com /reggaeandcaribmusic.html   (552 words)

 Caribbean Music 101 - Trinidad's Calypso Music; Origin, Calypsonians, Influences
Caribbean Music 101 - Trinidad's Calypso Music; Origin, Calypsonians, Influences
Also, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has awarded the Mighty Sparrow with the Caribbean's highest award, the Order of the Caribbean, for outstanding contribution to the development of the region.
While calypso is the voice of social conscience, soca is party music.
caribplanet.homestead.com /101.html   (1559 words)

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The music played on it can be incredibly beautiful and yet it was created out of the discarded 50 gallon drums of the Trinidadian oil industry.
Underpinning all the Caribbean rhythms is the reverberation of African drums, which you will hear all over the islands, particularly in Haiti.
Caribbean music is sometimes about protest and social commentary (particularly in calypso at carnival time), but it is almost always about dancing.
www.definitivecaribbean.com /specialinterest_music.aspx   (467 words)

 Technorati Tag: caribbean music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Caribbean Music Shop for caribbean music from 600+ merchants with one cart.
Out-Of-Print Rare Music At a Discount One of the best sources to find out of print music on the Net.
Music: MSN Search Your one-stop solution for news, weather, sports, business and more.
www.technorati.com /tags/caribbean+music   (529 words)

 Caribbean Music
A scheme of work to teach Caribbean Music with a focus on Reggae and Calypso.
This worksheet explains where Caribbean music comes from and is a good starting point.
Any teacher or student of music may reproduce the scheme of work and worksheets in print, without electronic reformatting, provided that each resource copied has this copyright notice attached.
www.musicatschool.co.uk /year_8/caribbean_worksheets.htm   (214 words)

 Caribbean music festivals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Caribbean Travel andamp; Life magazine highlights some of the best of the islands' musical gatherings in its February issue.
The St. Kitts Music Festival offers four nights of sound, June 29-July 2, while the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, June 29-July 2, is a week of nightly parties in Montego Bay showcasing what's hot in Jamaican music.
The Aruba Music Festival, Oct. 7-8, is a two-day rock concert, and the Heineken Kalalu World Music Festival, Dec. 1-4 in St. Lucia, is an international event, with scheduled acts ranging from South Africa's Hugh Masekela to the New York City Latin-funk band Yerba Buena.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06037/649642.stm   (291 words)

 Caribbean - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
The music of planet Earth is as diverse as the globe is large.
While western pop music is ubiquitous, making headlines and dominating airwaves, listening to and exploring the music of the world's many cultures allows further opportunities for universal communication.
Western music was once mistakenly considered the pinnacle of the sonic arts.
music.download.com /2001-8225_32-0.html   (243 words)

 caribbean music articles, resources & products at Total-Caribbean.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Caribbean islands are a dream destination and the journey is equally out of the world.
Nightlife in Jamaica showcases its rich and vibrant native culture and is flavored by the international blend of tourists that flock to this beautiful...
The 'caribbean music' search results and all other search results, list articles or products provided by third-parties.
www.total-caribbean.com /search_pages/caribbean+music_s.asp   (374 words)

 Caribbean Music
The primary religions in the Caribbean Islands were Church of England, Baptist, Wesleyan, and Presbeteryan.
Goombay music, can be compared to the blues of the deep south during slavery.
The music has changed little since the early days with goatskin leather drums, cowbells and whistles, and improvised homemade instruments such as bike horns, wheel rims and conch shells.
www.uky.edu /~cecilia/MUSIC/Caribbean   (423 words)

 Calypso - Claypso music from all over the caribbean - great island music
The spirited rhythms, engaging melodies, and wry, double-entendre lyrics of Caribbean music made their way onto the record players of millions of American homes.
The fad was a fleeting one, however, and much of the great music of this era remains unreleased on CD.
The music on Calypso will transport you back almost 50 years to a romantic era in the Caribbean that has been lost in time.
www.putumayo.com /catalog/item.php?cat_id=00006&item_id=00053   (248 words)

 Amazon.com: Putumayo Kids Presents: Caribbean Playground: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Caribbean Playground is a sun-dappled disc that jigsaws the region into eight bright musical pieces, each with a surprisingly distinct sound.
The latest addition to the award-winning World Playground series, Caribbean Playground is a joyous celebration of Caribbean music and culture that will delight children and adults alike.
The CD is appropriate for all ages, and especially for music education in elementary grades.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00028ZNL6?v=glance   (741 words)

 Latin and Caribbean Music from The Bomp Bookshelf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With more than 1,300 entries and 150 illustrations, this volume is an essential reference guide to the music of the island that brought the world the danzón, the son, the mambo, the conga, and the cha-cha-chá.
They reveal an extraordinary fusion of musical elements, evident in the unique blend of African and Spanish traditions of the son musical genre and in the integration of jazz and rumba in the timba style developed by bands like Afrocuba, Chucho Valdés¹s Irakeke, José Luis Cortés¹s ng La Banda, and the Buena Vista Social Club.
Dunn also deftly tells the story of tropicalia's explosive growth as a subversive, psychedelic musical genre, and the harsh political repression it was met with by the dictatorship which held power from 1964 to 1985.
www.bomp.com /BompbooksLatin.html   (6239 words)

 Afro-Caribbean Music
Although his whole life of music started as a dream, it was not smooth sailing for Sherman Malamba who goes by the stage name Dark Genius.
Kidfox may have been trying to make some headway in the music business for the last decade, but his turn at the limelight seems to be drawing closer with each passing day.
Namibians are getting a chance to make it into the music industry through the Idols competition, which ensures the winner a major music contract with Sony BMG, a Peugeot 206, and R50000 in cash from ATKV and many other prizes.
www.afromix.org /html/musique/index.en.html   (1387 words)

 Caribbean Music
Served on the Board of Directors of the Pablo Casals Music Festival and the Guitar Foundation of America.
Barefoot Man - A Caribbean music legend based in the Cayman Islands, known for his humorous, often risque lyrics and island life insights.
VIO International - specializes in the Caribbean music styles of soca and reggae.
www.partyguideonline.com /cultures/music/Caribbean.html   (881 words)

 The Portal of African and Caribbean Cultures : Music, news, arts and culture, society
Nearly 2000 artists and more than 5000 albums referenced, organized by musical styles, country, instruments, labels and years.
News from Africa and Caribbean, automatically updated from many information sources and organized by country and topics.
Society and life in Africa and in the Caribbean.
www.afromix.org   (124 words)

 Eric Stone's Official Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At age 21, he moved to the beaches of Florida where he performed with the band "Eric Stone and The Risk" for several years until moving to the Hawaiian Islands.
He has established his own publishing and record company, Boatsongs Music, and is sponsored by Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine, Sunsail Charters, Sam Ash Music and Scuba Radio.
Eric performs a wide variety of music, including Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffett and mixes in his own tropical originals and other cover tunes that can fit any style party.
www.boatsongs.com   (357 words)

 Caribbean/Reggae Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A glimpse at the musicians who are featured in the film and album of the same name.
The music of Gregory Isaacs, Albert Griffiths and other reggae masters, set at a reasonable price.
Music from the Caribbean culture of Costa Rica.
www.insideworldmusic.com /cs/caribbean.htm   (101 words)

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