Can't Beat Me Own Drum in Me Own Native Land : Calypso Music and Tourism in the Panamanian Atlantic Coast
- Anthropological Quarterly
- George Washington University Institute for Ethnographic Research
- Volume 79, Number 4, Fall 2006
- pp. 633-663
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The connection between music and identity is especially evident in the African diaspora. In the Caribbean, music is particularly important to the cultural and ethnic identities of black populations. This article discusses the multiple meanings of music for Panamanian Afro-Antillean identity in the Caribbean, by placing musical genres such as calypso, soka, and reggae, in the context of tourism development.