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List of Caribbean membranophones

This is a list of membranophones used in the Caribbean music area, including the islands of the Caribbean Sea, as well as the musics of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Belize, Garifuna music, and Bermuda. [1]

117 relations: Abakuá, Arada, Bamboula, Banjo, Barrel drum, Bass drum, Batá drum, Bélé, Belize, Bermuda, Big Drum, Bomba (Puerto Rico), Bongo drum, Boula (music), Burru, Calinda, Caribbean Sea, Cat Island, Bahamas, Chanté mas, Chouval bwa, Christmas music, Chutney music, Comparsa, Conga, Cultural area, Cylindrical drum, Cymbal, Dholak, Djembe, Drum, Drum kit, Dub poetry, Fiberglass, French Guiana, Friction drum, Fungi (music), Garifuna music, Goblet drum, Goombay, Grounation Day, Gumbe, Guyana, Gwo ka, Herring, Hornbostel–Sachs, Hosay, Indo-Caribbean, Indo-Caribbean music, Islamic music, John Storm Roberts, ..., Jumbee, Kaseko, Kumina, Lewoz, List of Caribbean music genres, Long drum, Marching band, Marjorie Whylie, Maroon (people), Masquerade ceremony, Matanzas Province, Membranophone, Merengue music, Moore Town, Jamaica, Music of Antigua and Barbuda, Music of Barbados, Music of Bermuda, Music of Cuba, Music of Dominica, Music of French Guiana, Music of Grenada, Music of Guadeloupe, Music of Guyana, Music of Haiti, Music of Jamaica, Music of Martinique, Music of Montserrat, Music of Puerto Rico, Music of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Music of Saint Lucia, Music of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Music of Sierra Leone, Music of Suriname, Music of Tamil Nadu, Music of the Bahamas, Music of the Dominican Republic, Music of the former Netherlands Antilles, Music of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Music of the Virgin Islands, Music of Trinidad and Tobago, Palo (religion), Parang, Percussion instrument, Petro loa, Plena, Puerto Rico, Quadrille, Rada, Rastafari, Ripsaw music, Saba, Salsa music, Santería, Snare drum, Suriname, Tambora (drum), Tambourine, Tambu (music), Tassa, Tenor, Timbales, Timpani, Tom-tom drum, Tuk band, Work song, Yuka (music), Zouk. Expand index (67 more) »

Abakuá

Abakuá is an Afro-Cuban men's initiatory fraternity, or secret society, which originated from fraternal associations in the Cross River region of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon.

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Arada

Arada is a municipality in the Honduran department of Santa Bárbara.

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Bamboula

A bamboula is a kind of drum made from a section of giant bamboo with skin stretched over the ends.

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Banjo

The banjo is a four-, five- or (occasionally) six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator, called the head.

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Barrel drum

Barrel drums are a class of membranophone, or drum, characterized by a barrel-shape with a bulge in the middle.

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Bass drum

A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch.

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Batá drum

A Batá drum is a double-headed drum shaped like an hourglass with one cone larger than the other.

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Bélé

A bélé is a folk dance and music from Martinique, Dominica, and other Caribbean islands.

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Belize

Belize is a country on the eastern coast of Central America.

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Bermuda

Bermuda, also referred to in legal documents as, fully, "the Bermudas or Somers Isles", is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, located off the east coast of North America.

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Big Drum

Big Drum is a genre and a musical instrument from the Windward Islands.

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Bomba (Puerto Rico)

Bomba is one of the traditional musical styles of Puerto Rico.

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Bongo drum

Bongos (Spanish: bongó) are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes.

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Boula (music)

The word boula can refer to at least four different drums played in the Caribbean music area.

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Burru

Burru is an Ashanti-Jamaican style of drumming.

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Calinda

Calinda (also spelled kalinda or kalenda) is a martial art, as well as kind of folk music and dance in the Caribbean which arose in the 1720s.

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Caribbean Sea

The Caribbean Sea (Mar Caribe) is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean located in the tropics of the Western Hemisphere.

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Cat Island, Bahamas

Cat Island is in the central Bahamas, and is one of its districts.

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Chanté mas

Chanté mas (masquerade song) and Lapo kabrit is a form of Carnival music of Dominica.

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Chouval bwa

Chouval bwa is a kind of folk music originated on the slave plantations of Martinique.

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Christmas music

Christmas music comprises a variety of genres of music normally performed or heard around the Christmas season.

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Chutney music

Chutney music is a form indigenous to the southern Caribbean, popular in Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Suriname.

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Comparsa

A comparsa is a group of singers, musicians and dancers that take part in carnivals and other festivities in Spain and Latin America.

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Conga

The conga, also known as tumbadora, is a tall, narrow, single-headed drum from Cuba.

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Cultural area

In anthropology and geography, a cultural region, cultural sphere, cultural area or culture area refers to a geographical area with one relatively homogeneous human activity or complex of activities (culture).

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Cylindrical drum

Cylindrical drums are a category of drum instruments that include a wide range of implementations, including the bass drum and the Iranian dohol.

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Cymbal

Cymbals are a common percussion instrument.

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Dholak

The dholak (ਢੋਲਕ, ঢোলক, ढोलक; dhool in the Netherlands and Suriname and ඩොල්කි) is a South Asian two-headed hand-drum.

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Djembe

A djembe or jembe (from Malinke jembe) is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa.

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Drum

The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments.

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Drum kit

A drum kit, drum set, trap set, or just drums is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played/struck by a single player.

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Dub poetry

Dub poetry is a form of performance poetry of West Indian origin, which evolved out of dub music consisting of spoken word over reggae rhythms in Jamaica in the 1970s.

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Fiberglass

Fiberglass (or fibreglass) is a type of fiber reinforced plastic where the reinforcement fiber is specifically glass fiber.

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French Guiana

French Guiana (pronounced or, Guyane française), officially called Guiana (Guyane), is an overseas department and region of France, on the north Atlantic coast of South America.

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Friction drum

Hornbostel-Sachs classification number 232.11-92 A friction drum is a musical instrument found in various forms in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

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Fungi (music)

Fungi is the name given to the local musical form of the British Virgin Islands.

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Garifuna music

Garifuna music is a type of music found in Central America, primarily on the Caribbean coast of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

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Goblet drum

The goblet drum (also chalice drum, tarabuka, darbuka, debuka, doumbek, dumbec, dumbeg, dumbelek, toumperleki, or tablah, دربوكة / ALA-LC: darbūkah) is a single head membranophone with a goblet shaped body used mostly in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe.

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Goombay

Goombay is a form of Bahamian music and a drum used to create it.

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Grounation Day

Grounation Day (April 21) is an important Rastafari holy day, and second after Coronation Day (November 2).

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Gumbe

Gumbe is a style of music from Guinea-Bissau.

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Guyana

Guyana (pronounced or), officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America.

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Gwo ka

Gwo ka (Big drum) is both a family of hand drums and the music created with them, which is a major part of Guadeloupean folk music.

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Herring

Herring are forage fish, mostly belonging to the family Clupeidae.

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Hornbostel–Sachs

Hornbostel–Sachs or Sachs–Hornbostel is a system of musical instrument classification devised by Erich Moritz von Hornbostel and Curt Sachs, and first published in the Zeitschrift für Ethnologie in 1914.

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Hosay

Hosay or Tadjah is a West Indian commemoration, in which multi-colored model mausoleums are paraded, then ritually offered up to the sea, or any body of water.

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Indo-Caribbean

Indo-Caribbeans are Caribbean people with roots in India or the Indian subcontinent.

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Indo-Caribbean music

Indo-Caribbean music is the musical traditions of the Indo-Caribbean people of the Caribbean music area.

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Islamic music

Islamic music is Muslim religious music, as sung or played in public services or private devotions.

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John Storm Roberts

John Storm Roberts (February 24, 1936 – November 29, 2009) was a British-born, U.S.-based ethnomusicologist, writer and record producer.

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Jumbee

A Jumbee, jumbie or mendo is a type of mythological spirit or demon in the folklore of some Caribbean countries.

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Kaseko

Kaseko is a musical genre from Suriname, a fusion of African, European and American styles.

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Kumina

Kumina is an Afro-Jamaican religion.

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Lewoz

Lewoz are the traditional rural musical performances in Martinique and Guadeloupe, as opposed to the modernized gwo ka moderne.

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List of Caribbean music genres

Caribbean music genres are diverse.

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Long drum

Long drums are a loose category of tubular membranophones, characterized by their extreme length.

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Marching band

Marching band is a group in which instrumental musicians perform for the purpose of entertainment, exercise, and sometimes for competition.

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Marjorie Whylie

Marjorie Whylie OD is a Jamaican pianist, percussionist and educator who was musical director of the National Dance Theatre Company for 45 years.

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Maroon (people)

Maroons (from the Latin American Spanish word cimarrón: "feral animal, fugitive, runaway") were African refugees who escaped from slavery in the Americas and formed independent settlements.

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Masquerade ceremony

A masquerade ceremony (or masked rite, festival, procession or dance) is a cultural or religious event involving the wearing of masks.

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Matanzas Province

Matanzas is one of the provinces of Cuba.

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Membranophone

A membranophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating stretched membrane.

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Merengue music

Merengue is a type of music and dance originating in the Dominican Republic which has become one of the most popular genres throughout Latin America and major cities in the United States.

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Moore Town, Jamaica

Moore Town is a settlement in Jamaica.

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Music of Antigua and Barbuda

The music of Antigua and Barbuda is largely African in character, and has only felt a limited influence from European styles due to the population of Antigua and Barbuda descending mostly from West Africans who were brought to the Caribbean as slaves.

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Music of Barbados

The music of Barbados includes distinctive national styles of folk and popular music, including elements of Western classical and religious music.

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Music of Bermuda

The music of Bermuda is often treated as part of the Caribbean music area.

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Music of Cuba

The music of Cuba, including its instruments, performance and dance, comprises a large set of unique traditions influenced mostly by west African and European (especially Spanish) music.

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Music of Dominica

The music of Dominica includes a variety of genres including all the popular genres of the world.

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Music of French Guiana

The music of French Guiana includes aléké, bigi pokoe, and bushee negro music.

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Music of Grenada

The music of Grenada has included the work of several major musicians, including Eddie Bullen, David Emmanuel, one of the best-selling reggae performers ever, and Mighty Sparrow, a calypsonian.

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Music of Guadeloupe

The music of Guadeloupe encompasses a large popular music industry, which gained in international renown after the success of zouk music in the later 20th century.

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Music of Guyana

The music of Guyana is a mix of Indian, Spanish, African, European and Amerindian elements.

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Music of Haiti

The music of Haiti combines a wide range of influences drawn from the many people who have settled on this Caribbean island.

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Music of Jamaica

The music of Jamaica includes Jamaican folk music and many popular genres, such as mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub music, dancehall, ska jazz, reggae fusion and related styles.

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Music of Martinique

The music of Martinique has a heritage which is intertwined with that of its sister island, Guadeloupe.

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Music of Montserrat

The music of Montserrat is influenced by Irish traditions, noticeable in the set dance-like Bam-chick-lay, and the presence of fife and drum ensembles similar to the bodhrán.

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Music of Puerto Rico

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Music of Saint Kitts and Nevis

The music of Saint Kitts and Nevis is known for a number of musical celebrations including Carnival (December 17 to January 3 on Saint Kitts).

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Music of Saint Lucia

The music of Saint Lucia is home to many vibrant oral and folk traditions and is based on elements derived from the music of Africa, especially rhythmically, and Western Europe, dances like the quadrille, polka and waltz.

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Music of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The music of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines includes thriving music scenes based on Big Drum, calypso, soca, steelpan and also reggae.

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Music of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's music is a mixture of native, French, British and Creole influences.

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Music of Suriname

The music of Suriname is known for kaseko music, and for having an Indo-Caribbean tradition.

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Music of Tamil Nadu

Music of Tamil Nadu has a long tradition and history going back thousands of years.

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Music of the Bahamas

The music of the Bahamas is associated primarily with junkanoo, a celebration which occurs on Boxing Day and again on New Year's Day.

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Music of the Dominican Republic

The music of the Dominican Republic is primarily influenced by West African traditions, with some minor European, and native Taino influences.

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Music of the former Netherlands Antilles

The music of the former Netherlands Antilles is a mixture of native, African and European elements, and is closely connected with trends from neighboring countries such as Venezuela and Colombia and islands such as Puerto Rico, Cuba, Santo Domingo, Haiti, Martinique, Trinidad, Dominica, and Guadeloupe.

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Music of the Turks and Caicos Islands

The music of Turks and Caicos Islands is best known for its ripsaw music.

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Music of the Virgin Islands

The music of the Virgin Islands reflects long-standing West Indian cultural ties to the island nations to the south, the islands' African heritage and European colonial history, as well as recent North American influences.

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Music of Trinidad and Tobago

The music of Trinidad and Tobago is best known for its calypso music, soca music and steelpan, including its internationally noted performances in the 1950s from native artists such as Lord Kitchener and Mighty Sparrow.

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Palo (religion)

Palo, also known as Las Reglas de Congo, is a group of closely related religions which developed in the Spanish Empire among Central African slaves who originated in the Congo region.

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Parang

Parang is a popular folk music originating from Trinidad and Tobago, it was brought to Trinidad by Venezuelan migrants who were primarily of Amerindian, Spanish, and African heritage, something which is strongly reflected in the music itself.

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Percussion instrument

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.

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Petro loa

Petro (Petwo), sometimes as Pethro, is a family of loa (spirits) in Haitian Vodou religion.

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Plena

Plena is a genre of music, chant and dance native to Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, literally the "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico"), is a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean.

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Quadrille

The Quadrille is a dance that was fashionable in late 18th- and 19th-century Europe and its colonies.

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Rada

Rada is the term for "parliament" or "assembly" or some other "council" in several Slavic languages.

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Rastafari

Rastafari is an Abrahamic belief which developed in Jamaica in the 1930s, following the coronation of Haile Selassie I as Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930.

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Ripsaw music

Ripsaw is a musical genre which originated in the Turks and Caicos Islands, specifically in the Middle and North Caicos.

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Saba

Saba is a Caribbean island and the smallest special municipality (officially public body) of the Netherlands.

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Salsa music

Salsa music is Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian popular dance music.

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Santería

Santería, also known as Regla de Ochá or La Regla de Lucumí, is a syncretic religion of Caribbean origin which developed in the Spanish Empire among West African descendants.

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Snare drum

The snare drum or side drum is a ubiquitous percussion instrument known for its cylindrical shape and powerful, staccato sound.

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Suriname

Suriname (or, also spelled Surinam), officially known as the Republic of Suriname (Republiek Suriname), is a sovereign state on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America.

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Tambora (drum)

The tambora (from the Spanish word tambor, meaning "drum") is a two headed drum.

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Tambourine

The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils".

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Tambu (music)

Tambu (also tambú) is a drum, music genre and dance form, found on Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, and is a major part of the Dutch Antillean music.

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Tassa

Tassa is a form of kettle drum, presumably of Persian derivation.

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Tenor

A tenor is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is one of the highest of the male voice types.

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Timbales

Timbales or pailas are shallow single-headed drums with metal casing.

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Timpani

Timpani, or kettledrums (also informally called timps), are musical instruments in the percussion family.

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Tom-tom drum

A tom-tom drum (which is distinct from a tam-tam, a gong) is a cylindrical drum with no snares.

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Tuk band

A tuk band is a kind of Barbadian musical ensemble, which plays tuk or rukatuk music.

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Work song

A work song is a piece of music closely connected to a specific form of work, either sung while conducting a task (usually to coordinate timing) or a song linked to a task or trade which might be a connected narrative, description, or protest song.

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Yuka (music)

Yuka is a style of Cuban music and dance and a type of drum, of Congolese origin.

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Zouk

Zouk is a fast jump up carnival beat style originating from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, popularized by the French Antilles Kassav' in the 1980s. Its originator French Antilles Kassav' is the only band that includes it in its repertoire to a lesser extent. Too fast, the style lost ground in the 80's due to the strong presence of kadans or compas, the main music of the French Antilles. Today, zouk is the French Antilles compas, also called zouk-love.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Caribbean_membranophones

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