Creolizing contradance in the Caribbean /

How contradance and quadrille gave rise to merengue, danzón and other popular Creole dances.

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Other Authors / Creators:Manuel, Peter, 1952-
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009.
Series:Studies in Latin American and Caribbean music.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : contradance and quadrille culture in the Caribbean / Peter Manuel
  • Cuba : from contradanza to danzón / Peter Manuel
  • Puerto Rico : the rise and fall of the danza as national music / Edgardo Díaz Díaz and Peter Manuel
  • The Dominican Republic : danza and the contradanced merengue / Peter Manuel
  • Creole quadrilles of Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and St. Lucia / Dominique O. Cyrille
  • Haiti : tracing the steps of the méringue and contredanse / Michael Largey
  • The English-speaking Caribbean : re-embodying the colonial ballroom / Kenneth M. Bilby and Daniel T. Neely.