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Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Susanna Sloat


This book tells how Caribbean dance is shaped by cultures mixing Africa and Europe and sometimes Asia in a new world. Many authors are cultural leaders on the islands, while others live elsewhere, but have spent years steeped in island cultures.? It starts with connective chapters, on calypso and wining for the Anglophone Caribbean, and on how the French and enslaved Africans spread dances throughout the Caribbean. Cuban chapters focus on the Haitian-influenced culture of Eastern Cuba, Arará and its connection to Africa, a memoir from the father of Cuban modern dance, Africanness, and a search ... More

Keywords: Caribbean dance, Cuba, Jamaican dance, dancehall, Dominican misterios, Haitian choreographers, Puerto Rican choreographers, Barbados dance, Big Drum of Carriacou, Trinidad and Tobago dance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034676
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034676.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanna Sloat, author