Art Music by Caribbean Composers: US Virgin Islands

Christine Gangelhoff, Cathleen LeGrand

Abstract


Virgin Island music is syncretic, reflecting both African and European heritage. While older traditions including cariso and bamboula are virtually extinct, quelbe is popular throughout the islands, with bands such as Stanley and The Ten Sleepless Nights performing frequently.

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music

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References


Caribbean Islands: US Virgin Islands. (2008). In Philip's world factbook, 2008-2009. http://www.credoreference.com/entry/philipswfb/caribbean_islands_us_virgin_islands

Clague, M. (Ed.). (2008). The memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams Sr.: First black bandmaster of the United States Navy. University of California Press.

Stanley & the Ten Sleepless Nights: Performing quelbe music for 40 years. (2010, June 8). St. Croix Source. http://www.stcroixsource.com




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15362/ijbs.v17i1.131

Copyright (c) 2011 C. Gangelhoff & C. LeGrand