The Caribbean Dictionary

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abeng
A trumpet like instrument made from an animal's horn. It was traditionally used as a Maroon communication and ceremonial tool. It was...
A musical instrument used to produce a bass sound. It is used in scratch bands, and commonly made from automobile exhaust pipes.
A musical instrument constructed from a closed section of bamboo filled with rice, beans, peas.
A conch shell converted to a horn.
A form of music indigenous to the southern Caribbean which derives elements from soca and Indian Film songs. The music was created by...
A fast paced style of reggae music where deejays sing or rap over danceable music and rythyms. The lyrics tend to contain more sexual...
kachu
A trumpet like instrument made from an animal's horn. It was traditionally used as a Maroon communication and ceremonial tool. It was...

pan

The steel drum is a musical instrument originating in Trinidad and Tobago where it is also the national instrument.
One who plays the steelpans.
Music played during Christmas time, with a lot of Spanish influences
A traditional form of Garifuna Music. It has been infused with electronic instruments, along with turtle shells and drums. Most...
A traditional style of folk music performed using a handsaw and various instruments including the accordion and drums.
steelpan
Steelpans (also known as steel drums or pans, and sometimes, collectively with other musicians, as a steel band or orchestra) is a...
The music made by tassa drums.
A fast tempo style of rhythmic music originating from the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

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