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Hutton, Clinton
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Department of Government
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The Cuban influence on popular Jamaican music
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Intra-Caribbean migration: The Cuban connection (1898-Present)
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Latin American-Caribbean Centre, University of the West Indies
Date of Publication
2002
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119-34
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Abstract
Shows that in the early 1900s Jamaicans returning from Cuba brought to the island Cuban music rumba which had an identifiable ontological influecne on Jamaica's mento. Mento in turn played a fundamental role in the creation and development of popular Jamaican music. Later in the 1940s Cuban musicians and dancers contracted to work in Jamaican night clubs influenced another kind of popular music, the Ska. Cuban influences also came from Cuban radio stations and Cuban musicians in the United States.....
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