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Tangled Roots: Kalenda and Other Neo-African Dances in the Circum-Caribbean

Julian Gerstin (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Julian Gerstin starts with historical citations of, confusions about, and variations on the Caribbean dances kalenda, chica, bamboula, djouba, and bele. He notes that these dances spread through the ... More


Oh My Sweet Darling, Spare Me

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter portrays New Orleans composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk, who Idolized Chopin, his relationship to European music, Paris and who introduced countless Creole rhythms to classical piano music


From the Bamboula to the Baby Dolls: Improvisation, Agency, and African American Dancing in New Orleans

Jennifer Atkins

in Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817396
eISBN:
9781496817440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817396.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Baby Dolls embodied the rambunctious, ambulatory dance practices of New Orleans' African-American community, playing with ragtime dancing, a style in conversation with early twentieth century music. ... More


Caribbean and Latin American Reverberations and the First Birth of Latin Jazz: New Orleans and the Spanish Tinge

Christopher Washburne

in Latin Jazz: The Other Jazz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780195371628
eISBN:
9780197510865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195371628.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter documents the strong ties of the Caribbean and Latin America to the formative period of jazz and how that influence reverberated throughout the twentieth century. It argues that the ... More


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