Creolizing Contradance in the Caribbean.

The contradance and quadrille, in their diverse forms, were the most popular, widespread, and important genres of creole Caribbean music and dance in the nineteenth century. Throughout the region they constituted sites for interaction of musicians and musical elements of different racial, social, an...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Manuel, Peter.
Format: eBook
Published: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:Studies in Latin America and Car Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • 1 Introduction: Contradance and Quadrille Culture in the Caribbean
  • 2 Cuba: From Contradanza to Danzón
  • 3 Puerto Rico: The Rise and Fall of the Danza as National Music
  • 4 The Dominican Republic: Danza and the Contradanced Merengue
  • 5 Creole Quadrilles of Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and St. Lucia
  • 6 Haiti: Tracing the Steps of the Méringue and Contredanse
  • 7 The English-Speaking Caribbean: Re-embodying the Colonial Ballroom
  • Contributors
  • Contents of the Compact Disc
  • Index.