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Bele and Quadrille: African and European Dimensions in the Traditional Dances of Dominica, West Indies

Janet Wason (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/9780813034676.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1986 Janet Wason was asked to spend six months on the island of Dominica to research, report on, and video its dances. Here she concentrates on two genres she studied intensively, the ... More


Big Drum Dance of Carriacou

Annette C. Macdonald (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/9780813034676.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Dance

Annette Macdonald describes the Big Drum ceremony of Carriacou, which includes sacred rituals and nation dances reflecting African origins and creole dances including types of bele, through the lens ... More


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


Isles of Rhythm: The Complex in the Circum-Caribbean

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780195307245
eISBN:
9780190651305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307245.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter introduces the cinquillo-tresillo complex, a rhythmic pattern that can be found in musics throughout the African Diaspora. Both rhythms are notated in the chapter. Genres that readily ... More


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