Rigidigidim De Bamba De: A calypso journey from start to ...

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    Cynthia Oliver connects the Anglophone islands of the West Indies by calypso and its offshoot soca and the dancing done to this infectious music. She celebrates its early dispersion by radio, her relatives on St. Croix in the Virgin Islands diverse ways of dancing to calypso, the sexy carnival boat rides of St. Thomas, and the hip circling wining that prevails today all over the Caribbean and the diaspora. This leads her to begin a tangy pan-Caribbean dance performance piece, “Rigidigidim De Bamba De,” by diaspora-diverse women who delve into their island memories, conflicted and joyful, while playfully wining.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationMaking Caribbean Dance
    Subtitle of host publicationContinuity and Creativity in Island Cultures
    EditorsSusanna Sloat
    PublisherUniversity Press of Florida
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0813034671, 9780813034676
    StatePublished - 2010


    • calypso
    • soca
    • West Indies wining
    • Caribbean wining
    • St. Croix
    • St. Thomas carnival
    • Virgin Islands danciing
    • Rigidigidim De Bamba De
    • Caribbean diaspora

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities


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