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Méringue (Haiti)

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Méringue is a creolized genre of Haitian music and dance that emerged in the 19th century that descended from the contredanse via the carabinier. Indeed, by the beginning of the 20th century, the méringue superseded the contredanse...

Haiti

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 7,500,000 (2004) Though Haiti has an especially vibrant and creative popular music scene, it has never had the global impact that one associates with its Caribbean neighbors, such as Cuba, Jamaica, or Trinidad...

The Caribbean Islands

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: ca. 39,700,000 (2001) The Caribbean Islands comprise an archipelago of 14 distinct countries and several more US and European protectorates. In some respects, the islands are best regarded culturally...