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Calypso Limonense

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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...

Establishing a Jamaican Sound

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

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...While Graeme Goodall was recording ‘Boogie In My Bones’ in 1958 at the RJR studio, Ken Khouri had already initiated plans to build Federal Records, which opened in 1959. Federal would become the first purpose-built, popular-music production...

Palo de Mayo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Palo de mayo (which means May Pole) is the modern reworking of the principal Nicaraguan Creole acoustic folk song form known generically as ‘song,’ but also called ‘mento.’ The clear similarities between Nicaraguan song/mento and Jamaican...

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...

Mento

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Mento (variant, minto), a Jamaican folk music and dance style, originated in the nineteenth century and was the dominant Jamaican popular music style by the early twentieth century. Most mento songs consist of local melodies modeled...

Rocksteady

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Rocksteady (variant, rock steady) music emerged in the Kingston, Jamaica recording studios in the fall of 1966, although the term first referred to a relaxed style of dancing that appeared in Kingston dance halls between 1963 and 1965...

Jamaica

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,695, 867 (2003) Jamaica is an island of 4,411 sq miles (11,425 sq km) located in the northern Caribbean. Its nearest neighbors are Cuba and Haiti. The capital of Jamaica is Kingston. ‘Kingston’ usually...