Winin' Yo' Wais': The Changing Tastes of Dance in the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix

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Abstract

Opening with the exuberant “wining” and even more sexually explicit “wukkin up” of St. Croix’s Carnival, Oliver moves on to the diverse history of the multiply-colonized U.S. Virgin Islands, their continuing pinch between North American and Caribbean Identities, the revival of the historical bamboula as a “nation dance” by folkloric groups despite persistent debate on what it looked like historically, and another “nation dance,” the quadrille, still danced to the local quelbe music in public dances and private Heritage Dance Balls.”
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCaribbean Dance From Abakuá to Zouk
Subtitle of host publicationHow Movement Shapes Identity
EditorsSusanna Sloat
Place of PublicationGainesville
PublisherUniversity Press of Florida
Chapter15
Pages199-220
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780813025490, 9780813029047
StatePublished - 2002

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