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Art Music by Caribbean Composers: U.S. Virgin Islands

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Author(s): Gangelhoff, Christine | LeGrand, Cathleen

Journal: International Journal of Bahamian Studies
ISSN 2220-5772

Volume: 17;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 53;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Classical Music | US Virgini Islands

ABSTRACT
Virgin Island music is syncretic, reflecting both African and European heritage. While older traditions including cariso and bamboula are virtually extinct, quelbe is popular throughout the islands, with bands such as Stanley and The Ten Sleepless Nights performing frequently.
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