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Caribbean dance is a broad category that can include everything from nightclubs to sacred ritual. Making Caribbean Dance connects the dance of the islands with their rich multicultural histories and complex identities. Delving deep into the many forms of ritual, social, carnival, staged, experimental, and performance dance, the book explores some of the most mysterious and beloved, as well as rare and little-known, dance traditions of the region.

From the evolution of Indian dance in Trinidad to the barely known rituals of los misterios in the Dominican Republic, this volume looks closely at the vibrant and varied movement vocabulary of the islands. With distinctive and highly illuminating chapters on such topics as experimental dance makers in Puerto Rico, the government's use of dance in shaping national identity in Barbados, the role of calypso and soca in linking Anglophone islands, and the invented dances of dance-hall kings and queens of Jamaica, this volume is an evocative and enlightening exploration of some of the world’s most dynamic dance cultures.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. i
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  1. Front Matter
  2. pp. ii-iii
  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxxii
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  1. 1. Rigidigidim De Bamba De: A Calypso Journey from Start to . . .
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. 2. Tangled Roots: Kalenda and Other Neo-African Dances in the Circum-Caribbean
  2. pp. 11-34
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  1. Cuba
  2. p. 35
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  1. 3. Rumba Encounters: Transculturation of Cuban Rumba in American and European Ballrooms
  2. pp. 37-48
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  1. 4. My Experience and Experiments in Caribbean Dance
  2. pp. 49-61
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  1. 5. The Africanness of Dance in Cuba
  2. pp. 62-66
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  1. 6. Secrets Under the Skin: They Brought the Essence of Africa
  2. pp. 67-82
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  1. 7. Haitian Migration and Danced Identity in Eastern Cuba
  2. pp. 83-94
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  1. Jamaica
  2. p. 95
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  1. 8. When Jamaica Dances: Context and Content
  2. pp. 97-131
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  1. 9. Dance, Divas, Queens, and Kings: Dance and Culture in Jamaican Dancehall
  2. pp. 132-148
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  1. 10. Ghanaian Gome and Jamaican Kumina: West African Influences
  2. pp. 149-162
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  1. Haiti
  2. p. 163
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  1. 11. Chimin Kwaze: Crossing Paths, or Haitian Dancemaking in Port-au-Prince
  2. pp. 165-178
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  1. Dominican Republic
  2. p. 179
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  1. 12. Dance of the Dominican Misterios
  2. pp. 181-197
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  1. 13. How to Dance Son and the Style of a Dominican Sonero
  2. pp. 198-202
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  1. 14. The Drums Are Calling My Name
  2. pp. 203-208
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  1. Puerto Rico
  2. p. 209
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  1. Contemporary Dance in Puerto Rico, or How to Speak of These Times
  2. pp. 211-224
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  1. Dominica
  2. p. 225
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  1. 16. Bele and Quadrille: African and European Dimensions in the Traditional Dances of Dominica, West Indies
  2. pp. 227-244
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  1. St. Lucia
  2. p. 245
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  1. 17. Helen, Heaven, and I: In Search of a Dialogue
  2. pp. 247-262
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  1. Barbados
  2. p. 263
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  1. 18. Dance in Barbados: Reclaiming, Preserving, and Creating National Identities
  2. pp. 265-282
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  1. Carriacou
  2. p. 283
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  1. 19. Big Drum Dance of Carriacou
  2. pp. 285-294
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  1. Trinidad and Tobago
  2. p. 295
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  1. 20. Tradition Reaffirming Itself in New Forms: An Overview of Trinidad and Tobago Folk Dances
  2. pp. 297-320
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  1. 21. A Narrative on the Framework of the Presence, Change, and Continuity of Indian Dance in Trinidad
  2. pp. 321-336
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 337-356
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 357-362
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 363-393
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813048291
Print ISBN
9780813034676
MARC Record
OCLC
812066848
Pages
432
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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