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...The music of Sierra Leone’s Ebenezer Calendar served as an aural statement on the dynamics of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. Born in Freetown in 1912, Calendar’s father came from Jamaica and influenced young Ebenezer with rhythm and song...

Lord Shorty

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...Also known as Ras Shorty I, “the Father of Soca” and “the Love Man,” Lord Shorty was a musician known for the Caribbean styles of calypso and soca, the latter being created by Lord Shorty himself. Shorty was born Garfield Blackman...

David Rudder

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...David Michael Rudder helped make calypso music, a style of Afro-Caribbean music that is characterized by rhythmic and harmonic vocals, popular on an international scale. He is also one of the few calypso singers to write their own songs...
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...The American singer-songwriter and actor Harry Belafonte came to prominence during the folk boom of the 1950s and 1960s, and he emerged as an outspoken activist on myriad social issues. Belafonte was born in Harlem, New York City in 1927...

Calypso

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Calypso is a music and dance genre popular throughout the Caribbean and the Americas, with a musical approach that is comparable, in terms of its influence, to the blues. While its development began in the 1920s, it gained a wide audience...

Dominica

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Dominica is an island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean that is about halfway between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago. As a result of being occupied by both France and England, people in Dominica speak both English...

‘This thing goes beyond the boundary’

Sporting Sounds : Relationships between sport and music

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2009

Scholarly Books

...Sport and music are both examples of popular culture and mass entertainment often performed by skilled practitioners exhibiting modes of aesthetic physicality. Although Adorno attacked their commodification by the ‘culture industry...

Jamaica’s First Recording Studio

Ray Hitchins

Ray Hitchins has worked in the Jamaican music industry since 1981. In addition to his credits as a touring and studio musician, he ran a successful Kingston-based production company and in 2011 completed a PhD in ethnomusicology at Leeds University. He currently lectures at The University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vibe Merchants: The Sound Creators of Jamaican Popular Music

Taylor & Francis Group, 2014

Scholarly Books

...The influence of recording studios, recording practices and their development are a central theme of this book. There is an underlying premise that the recording studio represents a complex tool, designed to perform a specific task, satisfy...

Soca

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Soca is a style of popular music that emerged in Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1970s. It represents the latest phase in the development of calypso music, a song form that has two primary roles in Caribbean culture: as musical...

Calypso Limonense

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Calypso limonense is a form of calypso that developed among the Afro-Caribbean population of the port city of Limón on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, and subsequently spread to other parts of the country. From the 1980s it was increasingly...