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Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship

Yvonne Daniel


This book provides a sweeping cultural and historical examination of Diaspora dance genres. The book investigates social dances brought to the islands by Europeans and Africans, including quadrilles and drum/dances as well as popular dances that followed, such as Carnival parading, Pan-Caribbean danzas, rumba, merengue, mambo, reggae, and zouk. The book reviews sacred dance and closely documents combat dances, such as Martinican ladja, Trinidadian kalinda, and Cuban juego de maní. In drawing on scores of performers and consultants from the region as well as on the author's own professional dan ... More

Keywords: sacred dance, Diaspora dance, social dance, popular dance, combat dance, tourism, quadrille, danza, rumba, Caribbean dance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036538
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yvonne Daniel, author