Art Music by Caribbean Composers: Dominica

Christine Gangelhoff, Cathleen LeGrand

Abstract


The cultures and traditions of both the French and British colonizers have strong influence in Dominica. Both English and a French Creole are widely spoken (Bilby, 2005).
Musical styles in Dominica include folk styles such as bélé; quadrille, influenced by French contradanse; and popular styles such as calypso and the local “cadence-lypso” (Guilbault, 1998).

Keywords


Classical music; Art music

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15362/ijbs.v19i2.200

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