Art Music by Caribbean Composers: St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Christine Gangelhoff, Cathleen LeGrand

Abstract


Traditional music includes string band, quadrille and bélé (Embassy, 2013). String bands and fife-and-drum bands are common on St. Vincent; quadrille and other ballroom music are often performed by such ensembles (Bilby & Neely, 2009). Quadrille is particularly popular in north-eastern parts of St. Vincent, where a large number of the residents are descended from the original Carib inhabitants of the island.

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Music

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Bilby, K., & Neely, D. (2009). The English-speaking Caribbean: Re-embodying the colonial ballroom. In P. Manuel (Ed.), Creolizing contradance in the Caribbean (pp. 231-270). Temple University Press.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15362/ijbs.v19i2.191

Copyright (c) 2013 C. Gangelhoff & C. LeGrand