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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...

Lord Shorty

Artist Pages

...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...

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...

Ragga Soca

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Ragga soca is a style of popular music that emerged in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1990s and has since become an established subgenre of Trinidadian soca music. Ragga soca has its roots in the overwhelming popularity of dancehall reggae...

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...

Soca

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Soca is a style of popular dance music that emerged in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1970s and went on to become the dominant form of dance music in that country, particularly during the annual Carnival. The goal of the musicians who were...

Steelband Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The steel pan (or simply pan, also referred to sometimes as steel drum) was invented in Trinidad around 1940 by young men from poor neighborhoods in Port of Spain who used it to play in Carnival percussion bands. Through competition between...

Parang

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...In Trinidad and Tobago, parang denotes an array of several kinds of music related to the Christmas period that display special musical characteristics common in the Hispanic Caribbean. The vital instruments are the cuatro (small Renaissance...

Rapso

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Rapso is a style of speech-song that emerged in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1970s and went on to become an important platform for social commentary in addition to older forms of calypso. Although widely considered to be simply a blending...

‘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...