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The Caribbean: Music

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This program analyzes the diverse forms of Caribbean popular music, tracking their roots to the traditional music of island nations such as Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Recordings of music from Maroon communities and ecstatic Kumina sects, plus examples of mento and urban reggae, provide a sampler of the region’s exciting musical hybrids—each a unique blend of African and European influences. Performers include Big Youth, Louise Bennett-Coverley, The Mummies of San Pedro de Macoris, The Congos of the Holy Spirit, Sarandunga Group of Bani, Talisman, and Mama Zeela and the Kumina of Spring Garden.

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