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Mento is a style of Jamaican folk music that predates and has greatly influenced ska and reggae music. [1]

42 relations: Acoustic guitar, Africa, Banjo, Bass (sound), Bongo drum, Calypso music, Classical guitar, Count Lasher, Dancehall, Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), Dub music, England, Folk music, Gleaner Company, Hand drum, Harry Belafonte, Innuendo, Jamaica, Jamaica Farewell, Kaiso, Ken Khouri, Kumina, Laurel Aitken, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Lloyd Bradley, London, Lord Flea, Louise Bennett-Coverley, Marímbula, Mbira, Metonymy, Music of Jamaica, Quadrille, Reggae, Rykodisc, Ska, Stanley Beckford, Strand, London, Super Ape, The Jolly Boys, Trinidad and Tobago, United States.

Acoustic guitar

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar).

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Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).

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

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Bass (sound)

Bass describes tones of low (also called "deep") frequency, pitch and range from 16-256 Hz (C0 to middle C4) and bass instruments that produce tones in the low-pitched range C2-C4.

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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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Calypso music

Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago during the early to mid-19th century and eventually spread to the rest of the Caribbean Antilles and Venezuela by the mid-20th century.

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Classical guitar

The classical guitar (also known as concert guitar, classical acoustic, nylon-string guitar, or Spanish guitar) is the member of the guitar family used in classical music.

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Count Lasher

Count Lasher was the stage-name of Terence Parkins (c.1921 – 1977 Michael Garnice states that Count Lasher died in 1977 at the age of 51, but in the Caribbean Popular Music: An Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rocksteady, And Dancehall his birthdate is given as c. 1940), a Jamaican singer and songwriter.

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Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s.

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Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)

"Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" is a traditional Jamaican folk song; the best-known version was released by Jamaican-American singer Harry Belafonte in 1956 and later became one of his signature songs.

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Dub music

Dub is a genre of music that grew out of reggae in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre,Dub: soundscapes and shattered songs in Jamaican reggae, p.2 though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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Gleaner Company

The Gleaner Company Ltd. is a newspaper publishing enterprise in Jamaica.

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Hand drum

A hand drum is any type of drum that is typically played with the bare hand rather than a stick, mallet, hammer, or other type of beater.

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Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.; March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist.

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An innuendo is a hint, insinuation or intimation about a person or thing, especially of a denigrating or a derogatory nature.

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Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea.

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Jamaica Farewell

"Jamaica Farewell" is a Jamaican-style folk song (mento) about the beauties of the West Indian Islands.

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Kaiso is a type of music popular in Trinidad and Tobago, and other countries, especially of the Caribbean, such as Grenada, Belize, Barbados, St. Lucia and Dominica, which originated in West Africa, and later evolved into calypso music.

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Ken Khouri

Kenneth Lloyd "Ken" Khouri (1917 – 20 September 2003) was a pioneering Jamaican record producer and owner of Federal Records, the first recording studio in Jamaica, which was sold to Bob Marley's Tuff Gong record label in 1981.

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Kumina is an African Jamaican religion and practices that include secular ceremonies, dance and music that developed from the beliefs and traditions brought to the island by BaKongo enslaved people and indentured labourers, from the Congo region of West Central Africa, during the post-emancipation era.

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Laurel Aitken

Lorenzo Aitken (22 April 1927 – 17 July 2005), better known by the stage name Laurel Aitken, was an influential Caribbean singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music.

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Lee "Scratch" Perry

Lee "Scratch" Perry OD (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936) is a Jamaican music producer and inventor noted for his innovative studio techniques and production style.

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Lloyd Bradley

Lloyd Bradley (born 21 January 1955) is a British music journalist and author.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Lord Flea

Lord Flea was the stage name of Norman Byfield Thomas (1931/32 or 1933/34Some sources, including contemporary sources, give his age at death as 27, and others as 25. His daughter, quoted in 2004, gave his age as 27, but in 2008 gave it as 25. – 18 May 1959), a Jamaican mento musician credited with "helping start the calypso craze in U.S." With his band The Calypsonians, Flea toured America throughout the late 1950s, and released an album on the Capitol label.

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Louise Bennett-Coverley

Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley or Miss Lou, OM, OJ, MBE (7 September 1919 – 26 July 2006), was a Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, and educator.

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The marímbula is a plucked box musical instrument of the Caribbean.

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The mbira is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board (often fitted with a resonator) with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs.

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Metonymy is a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is referred to by the name of something closely associated with that thing or concept.

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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, reggae fusion and related styles.

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

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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Rykodisc was an American record label.

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Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae.

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Stanley Beckford

Stanley Beckford (1942–2007) was a Jamaican born Mento singer, songwriter, and four time Jamaica Independence Festival song contest winner who recorded as a solo artist and with the bands The Starlights/Starlites, Stanley and the Turbines, and Stanley and the Astronauts.

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Strand, London

Strand (or the Strand) is a major thoroughfare in the City of Westminster, Central London.

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Super Ape

Super Ape is a dub studio album produced and engineered by Lee "Scratch" Perry, credited to his studio band The Upsetters.

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The Jolly Boys

The Jolly Boys are a mento band from Port Antonio, Jamaica.

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Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island sovereign state that is the southernmost nation of the West Indies in the Caribbean.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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

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