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Caribbean Dance

Katie Derham explores the vibrant and varied world of Caribbean music and dance and finds out why it makes a good dance partner with mediaeval French Polyphony.

Katie Derham explores the vibrant and varied world of Caribbean music and dance and finds out why it makes a good dance partner with mediaeval French Polyphony.

So much of the culture of the Caribbean has been shaped by the many and various peoples who have informed its history, and this is mirrored in its music and dance.

Katie Derham looks at some of distinctive dance styles of the Caribbean and meets the award-winning choreographers Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud, whose latest dance collaboration DFS, currently running at Sadlers Wells, fuses Caribbean Dance Hall with the music of Machaut.

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33 minutes

Music Played

  • Slinger Francisco

    Jean and Dinah

    Performer: Mighty Sparrow.
    • ICE RECORDS : 691302.
    • ICE RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Träd

    Carnival Celebration

    Performer: Small Island Pride.
    • COOK LONG PLAY : 1180.
    • COOK LONG PLAY.
    • 1.
  • Byron Lee

    Jamaica Ska

    Performer: Byron Lee and Dragonaires.
    • TROJAN RECORDS : TJDDD194.
    • TROJAN RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Hopeton Lewis

    Take It Easy

    Performer: Hopeton Lewis.
    • Camero Dance Party.
    • K&K Records.
    • 1.
  • Admiral Bailey

    Della Move

    Performer: Admiral Bailey.
    • LIVE AND LOVE : LLD90.
    • LIVE AND LOVE.
    • 1.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Rondeau 17: Dis et sept cinq

    Ensemble: Oxford Camerata. Conductor: Jeremy Summerly.
    • NAXOS : 8553833.
    • NAXOS.
    • 12.

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